Well, I've decided if I can't beat 'em I'm gonna post 'em on my blog. Philip now has his own category akin to David's DODs which we'll just call Phlipisms. Autism has its...uh...interesting perspective and in lieu of running screaming from the room in frustration I've decided to find it charming. Be sure, as you experience these Phlipisms in the coming days, months, years, to imagine the sincerity and authority with which Philip speaks. I can assure you he always thinks he's got the best answer, he's rarely joking - and it will always, always be directly related to himself, NASCAR, the computer or a song or movie line he's memorized.
I'll have to start with the very first, very old classic. Several years ago we went to the beach and wandered out after dark with buckets and flashlights to capture the secret lives of sandcrabs. The boys captured a few before I decided it would be fun to capture one on camera. I'd been using the light on the camcorder (see, it was *that* long ago when we actually used a camcorder) as a flashlight. I tried to film one of the critters running around in the bottom of a bucket but couldn't get the camera to focus. I commented to the boys, "I just can't get this crab to focus" to which Phlip replied, "Focus crab! Pay attention!!" He was the only one who didn't get why that was funny.
Today I took the Big Eight out to do a bit of Father's Day shopping (shhhhh...Tad hasn't seen his Big Present yet...). While we were out and about Betsy asked, "What is the difference between Home Depot and Office Depot?" Phlip was quick to explain that the difference is, of course, they each have a different NASCAR driver.