The Label Peeler Strikes Again

My oldest son, Jacob, was working on a project in elementary school.  He asked me for a glue stick.  I went to the drawer where I kept permanent markers, tape, and glue sticks tucked away so Tristan wouldn’t get them.  Jacob worked diligently on his assignment into the late evening.  Jacob left it out to dry on the counter overnight.

The next morning I woke up and noticed the project on the counter.  I could not believe what I saw.

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You Can Enter, But You Can’t Leave

This story Brian and I still laugh about at times when we are reminiscing about life.

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I can’t express in words how much work it took to keep Tristan safe.  We had to keep locks on everything.  This was to prevent him from escaping our home.  It was like we had Houdini as our son.  He would elope out the front door, back door, side door, and windows! We never could figure out why.  I have concluded that it was just a game to him.  Whatever the reason was we just learned to be on our guard.

This meant we had to open and shut doors and lock them quickly!  If we forgot he would surely let us know…by taking advantage of the opportunity.   As soon as someone entered our home we swiftly locked them in our home.   We always had keys in our pockets.  This was the standard “Tristan safety procedure” in our home.  This became the norm and we didn’t even think about it much.  Neighborhood children knew the drill.  Family visitors knew that all doors would be locked.

Then one day Brian had to be home to let someone in our home.  It was through our mortgage company.   Brian was told someone would be by for paperwork.  That day Tristan was home sick from school.  Just Brian and Tristan were home.

Brian answered the door.  It was a young lady.  She entered and Brian immediately locked the door!  He realized that it probably looked pretty bad.  He just locked this woman inside our home.   Then he realized she could be concerned, terrified, or frightened.  Therefore, he rapidly started explaining that our son is special needs and will run out of the house.

The lady said, “Ok.”

We aren’t really sure if she understood how severe of a behavior elopement can be.  Sometimes we laugh thinking she might have thought that was creepy to be locked inside a stranger’s house!

Enjoy another healthy dose of laughter from our home!

 

 

Bored with English!

Tristan loves to watch YouTube on his tablet.   It is always the same genre of videos.  Videos with songs on Abc’s, colors, shapes, and counting!  I am grateful for all the creative video content on these topics. He is developmentally a toddler/preschooler, and he thoroughly enjoys choosing his videos.   Lately…he has discovered you can watch the same topics of videos in other languages!

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It Never Fails…

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In these cold winter months, our activities are limited when Tristan is home on the weekends.  We have discovered taking him to the movie theatre is enjoyable for the three of us.  We pick kids movies with songs.  Even so, we know he is only paying attention to portions of the movie and that is fine.  We know his ultimate goal is to empty the popcorn tub and consume his pop!  We have begun requesting smaller portions to out smart him.  One thing never fails, Continue reading