Diapers and penis germs

Diapers and penis germs

Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like God is obviously punishing you for something you did wrong at some point?  Today is one of those days for me.

Emmett noticed a picture of himself in a Cookie Monster diaper on the digital picture frame.  It was like he reunited with some long lost love.  He immediately stripped out of his underware.  Then proceeded to run around the house commando style,  looking in all the usual places he used to stash his diapers. 

Upon realizing that there are none left in the house,  all hell broke loose.  Emmett completely lost it and then ran around the house to all the same places he had previously check only moments earlier,  only this time screaming at the top of his lungs.

During Emmett’s bitter sweet reunion with the elusive Cookie Monster diaper he made his way over to Elliott.Not content to simply scream,  he took Elliott’s pencil away. I got the pencil back and proceeded to return it to Elliott feeling like that would be the end of it. 

While I thought the return of the pencil would be enough for Elliott,  clearly I was wrong.  Elliott refused to take the pencil back because it had Emmett’s “penis germs”. That’s right folks “penis germs”.  What do you even say to something like that? Apparently,  while running around the house naked and looking for a diaper,  Emmett had touched his own penis.  Thus having “penis germs”.

Elliott has become very preoccupied with germs lately.  He is very stressed out and being forced to changed schools did not help at all. In fact for  someone trying to keep their head above water getting kicked out of school was like tying a cinder block to his ankle. 

I have a whole post about Elliott’s dismissal from school coming soon.

Now Elliott is stressing out because Emmett’s “penis germs” are now all over the house and we are out of hand sanitizer. 

I think I’m going to curl up in the corner somewhere and hide….maybe even rock back and forth a little.  I think that sounds good…..

– Lost and Tired

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Amy Knox

LOL!!! I have two NT teenage daughters and a 12 year old streaking autie…I know ALL about penis germs!!!! heehee. "MOOOM….he's NAKED AGAIN….make him put on underwear" It's really only after a shower when he comes downstairs to be dried off and "prove" he's clean but you know how teenage daughters are. 🙂


aww! Totally been there -only I have one autistic child – the others are "normal." Just yesterday my son threw a fit because his Spiderman costume doesn't fit him anymore. He tried to put it on anyway – he wears it almost every day – and it tore. He ran around screaming and punching his little brother because it wasn't fair that the costume fit him. sigh.
thank you for your interesting and wonderful work with autism. I am fairly new to your blog but I am enjoying it already.
(still smiling at penis germs)


Ladies it's ok to laugh because it is funny. It just sets the tone for the day. 🙂


I promise. I am. NOT. giggling at this. Do you have any vinegar in the house? It is a natural sanitizer perhaps Elliott will take this as a substitute? (it's definitely just as SMELLY as sanitizer ;)) that or Lemon Juice works too.


Oh dear..I'll admit this made me laugh but you've got my sympathy as well. It's so hard when kids get fixated on something like that. I hope you find a nice quiet corner somewhere 🙂

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