Vacuums

Yep! Just what it says. Awhile back I wrote a post about him saving his money and he was going to buy a hand held vacuum. He saved the money and bought a red one.

Well let me tell you, at all hours of the day you can hear this kid hand held vacuuming his room. Believe it to be John the clean ocd one. But he does it. Then he religiously cleans the vaccum out, while using a cleaning toothbrush, and all the while wearing green gloves.

I’m sure you chuckled, because I did as well. Why a tooth brush?.. well so he doesn’t have to put his hand inside it. Why gloves, more importantly why green ones. Well gloves so he doesn’t get his hand dirty(because he only uses one, the other one is reserved for ice in his mini fridge … another day another story) and these gloves have little grips to hold it better. Why green?!.. well why not green he says. After it is all cleaned out… he stuffs it full of paper towels, and let’s them in there for 11 mins. Not 10 mins or even 15 mins. But 11 mins is just perfect.

Well ok 11 mins it is. I dont know why. He knows why and that is all that matters. He loves that little vacuum. It serves his purpose. But he has recently been looking for a normal size vacuum. So maybe for his bday we will get him one.

This year he turns 16!! 16 wow. What do you get someone like Zeq and all his personalities for the big 16?! Maybe a cool vacuum. He wants some fingernail kits. He is not a hard kid to buy for just different for sure.

Different isn’t a bad thing at all. Different is probably way cooler than normal any day.

Be different, be you, be outgoing, or shy. Be whatever makes you feel good. Like Zeq he likes designer phone cases, and red vacuums and I think it is awesome.

I hope the start of your week you find something to inspire you. Find something to smile about. Find something to be proud of.

We will do as we always do

Onward and upward

Biscuits!!

I like biscuits.. you like biscuits? This week Zeq loves biscuits… he eats them with lunch, dinner, as a snack.. only with grape jelly..

Oh the ever changing menu. Different personalities have different tastes, which results in different foods. The past few days.. fried chicken and busicuts with grape jelly. Who doesn’t love either one of those?

Well it comes with special instructions. Chicken skin needs peeled off. Biscuits slightly warmed.. his words not mine. Maybe not even his.. I do believe it is Theo… very very particular.

So out with the saltines. In with the biscuits. Well for this week atleast. We are still on single serve ham packs, we are back to nesquicks on the regular. When he gets down to 6 he has panic attacks so we keep it above that. Along with that he needs 3 hershey chocolate milks. Which are harder to find i might add.

Few days ago John showed up and had some coffee with us. But since has not had any. Let’s see chocolate chip cookies are a thing if the past. We now need 2 boxes of vanilla wafers, 1 bag of large marshmallows. On occasion Jeffery comes and we need red doritos and when Johnny comes we need blue doritos. We have been keeping pace of a chocolate milkshake every evening at 10:30 with extra whipped cream.

I’m sure there is much more with foods, that I am leaving out too. Tomorrow ill tell you about vacuuming as it happens very often.

Things in the world are as unstable as our grocery list these days. But maybe the instability of the world is causing the instability of his personalities never know. But we are pretty aware of it, have came accustomed to it. Someday I mess up and offer him a choice of foods like the other day… and instantly though why did I do that. But I know ill do it again sooner than later. Maybe one day he will make the choice and not instantly feel panicked because of what he choose.

Probably not but hey weirder things have definitely happened. Especially in today’s life.

I hope everyday you find happiness in life. Things are uncertain right now, but you can still find the good in the uncertainty. Find it, welcome it, enjoy it.

We will do as we always do…. find more biscuits.

Until then

Onward and upward

Uncertain times…

These are definitely trying uncertain times. Not only for people like Zeq but everyone in general. As we sit here today we don’t know what the next few months will hold, let alone the next few days.

We will have to decide in a few weeks what we want to do about schooling. does Zeq go back? Do we homeschool? Do we remotely learn? Do we do virtual learning? These are the choices as of now. Seems like a lot of choices, but really there are more questions than choices.

What happens with his IEP, if he is not in a classroom? Do credits transfer if he goes back into classroom next year? Am I selfish for keeping him home? Am I selfish for sending him?

Some of the things we know… Zeqs classroom size is already low 10 at most. He gets to leave class 5 mins before other kids, so shouldn’t haven’t to put a mask on.

So there are a lot of uncertainties we don’t have to make the choice at the moment, but by September we will. Maybe the start date will get pushed back again. Maybe covid will lessen so we can get back to some sort of normalcy. Normal doctor appointments, going out to eat, shopping without a mask. Who knows.

Zeq is pretty content on staying home, that’s how he likes it. But there are those rare days he says hey can we go to Cicis pizza? Sadly buffet isn’t open like normal. Or those times hey wanna go to Goodwill?

Luckily during this pandemic it hasn’t been a horrible bother for him. Sure we have had new personalities, new ocd traits, new foods but we have had years of practice for these situations.

Just because life is uncertain right now, doesn’t mean we cant make the best of it. Try new hobby, read more books, take walks, there are lots of things you can do while social distancing.  Or be like Zeq and be unbothered by it all and just is happy that he doesnt have to put a shirt on and can play his games.

Covid didnt cancel life, so live it. Try a new recipe, do a puzzle, tie dye a shirt, try something new. I wanna try and write a book, or turn these blogs into one. Never say never. Be someones reason to smile today. Life is what you make of it. So make it amazing.

We will do as we always do

Onward and upward