Monday, July 15, 2013

Is it safe to drive with noise cancelling headphones? - Autism: Watching YouTube videos of production studio logos on a constant loop all day and every day. Life - Where's the Handbook?

What is this woman talking about with that meme/ecard?

Well, if you're an autism parent, then you'll understand. If not - you're in for a treat!

You see, this is what I am talking about...

and this...

and who can forget this?...

This is what Buddy loves to do when he feels overstimulated or needs downtime.

These videos are what he watches. On repeat. On loop. Constantly. For hours if he is left to his own devices. While he rocks and flaps I might add as well.

This is what I was subjected to on my drive to drop the littles off with their dad.

Buddy was having a rough go of it . It could have been the weather. The intense day of activity. The noise level in the car. It could have been any number of things and since sometimes he is not the best at articulating himself he asked to borrow my phone.

My phone plays YouTube videos. I knew that's what he wanted.

So of course, I let him have it. He needed to release and just break away for a while.

Me on the other hand, I was going into overload. 

Hearing the same sounds over. and over. and over. and over. and over again just sent my nerves running looking for any semblance of sanity.

That was until he stopped rocking and started laughing.

I must have tuned out the sound or something because he was no longer on Logo Loop (as I like to call it) but he was watching this....

Yeah, something about the speedy talk of this insane character just makes him laugh deep hearty belly laughs...those are the best sounds a mother can hear.

Now, listening to Sponge Bob and crew sounding like the chipmunks on crack? Not so much.

Can we go back to Logo Loop? Please? Pretty please?!


  1. Ha!! Logo Loop!
    I've been trying to get my little one to watch shows, shoot, I'll even go for the logo loop if it means we can just.sit.still for more than 10 seconds. However, Sponge Bob? That is one show I just cannot handle. Yikes.

  2. Yup, thought Spongebob was annoying, not better at all speeded up. Except it's over sooner, unless it's on a continuous play loop. Can't get Buddy to use the earbuds?

  3. Haha! Oh I would take Logo Loop over Spongebob any day of the week! Especially Chipmunk Spongebob.

  4. Ugh. I wish Spongebob would just go away. I'd take the loop over him too!

  5. Yes, my son watches the same videos on YouTube. And he becomes obsessed with different things every couple of months. Right now he's obsessed with show ratings. Meaning, he wants to know if a show is rated G or PG and oh, what does the V symbol mean? (violence.)


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