Those are two words that rarely happen when mentioning Zequal. Brushing and teeth. Why?!? Because he doesn’t… Ever… Until this school year.
Why doesn’t he because you know he doesn’t have cavity’s so why does he need to brush them.. touche Zeq touche.
So what changed?!?! Did I bribe him.. nope.. did I hold him down and brush them…again nope.. did I pay him a handsome reward… absolutely not.
What did I do?!…
Well a few days before I had my spine surgery I wanted to be able to help out even though I couldn’t. So I took a dry erase board and made a simple list. Picture is attached.
It has worked like a charm. He has not missed a single day of brushing his teeth. He ask every morning for me to make his toothbrush. Does he do a perfect job, heck no… But what he does do is try. That means more than anything.
It goes to show you how important list, routines, pictures are to Zeq. All I did was make a list for everyone, not just him. I only made the list because I wanted to help when I knew I couldn’t. Guess what he has some pretty clean teeth now.
Will it last?!?!? That I couldn’t tell you. Maybe be gone tomorrow.. may stick around as long as the dry erase board is there. But I’ll take what I can get. I can tell you I know it’s because of the board because he refuses to brush them on the weekends.
Like I said we will take what we get and be thankful and grateful for it.
At the end of the day that’s what it is about. Finding something everyday to appreciate. Even if it seems to be the smallest things. Because the smallest things can mean the world to someone.
Tomorrow will come and tomorrow will go just as today did. Make today great and tomorrow even better. What do you have to lose?!?!
Until tomorrow as always
Onward and upward