“Dad did you just say a money tree. Can you really get a money tree?”
Son will often take things very literally. I’ve talked about this before. It is something which is fairly common with autism. I must admit I did this as a kid. You often find yourself trying to re-explain phrases that you often through into conversations (I am sure my parents had to do a similar thing).
My explanation of a money tree was rudely interrupted by Captain Chaos.
“Dad the pup is running round the garden with a sock. Correction. He is now burying the sock.”
I really can’t wait for the Sock Tree to grow….
Then we started thinking about other really useful trees we wish we could grow in the garden
- The Money Tree (obviously) or if that’s a problem then we would settle for a Pay Your Bills Tree,
- The Hugging tree – readily available hugs would be nice,
- The one our cat can climb without getting stuck Tree,
- The Anxiety Absorbing Tree,
- The Children’s Clothes Tree – not having to constantly go to the sewing basket and fix knee and elbow holes would be lovely,
- The Pancake Tree – would have been really useful today after my rather soggy attempts,
- The Remote Control Tree – why do remote controls have stealth technology built into them, bloody thing is always going missing,
- The Brexit Tree – would have to grow within the next few days….,
- The Prune itself Tree – really essential after my last eye injury,
- The Mirror of Erised Tree – if Harry Potter can have his deepest desires mirror then surely we can have a tree that does the same thing. Having said that I would prefer a Take you back 6 years to happier times Tree,
- The Bird Dropping Missile Defence Shield Tree – how good would it be to have a tree that can eliminate bird droppings before they hit the ground,
- The Chocolate Tree – now we are talking,
- The Donut Tree – horticultural heaven.
So as I go outside to see if the Sock Tree has started to grow (probably next to the Pants Tree) can you think of any better ones.