Challenges and joys of parenting a child with special needs
|Dance like nobody is watching|
On one hand, I'm incredibly proud. The past month at school, they have been focusing on firefighters helping people and what to do if you're in trouble or have a fire at your house. I see that he gets it. He knows how to pick up the phone and get someone to listen to him in an emergency. Now it's just a matter of him learning what a real emergency is.
Sometimes I have to pause and reflect. I remember all the funny stuff he's done and try to remember that when it's all over, it's usually just another day and there really isn't a terrible tragedy. Sometimes it's costly, but we get over it. Here are just a few funny things Omar has done that keep me smiling.
|I was on the computer while he decided to drag out all the leftovers and some other stuff to make breakfast for Woody. It wasn't easy getting raw egg out of the carpet.|
|Funniest face of all time on a ride at Universal Studios|
| He painted the ball...and rolled it all over the house.|
I cleaned up paint for weeks.
|This was the day he painted the baby|
|The TV remote had been missing. We found it when I turned on the oven.|
|And then he found a way to get out of the new fence too|
|We had problems with him climbing out of the yard, so we got a new fence.|
|This was the flight where Omar broke the toilet off the wall in the bathroom.|
He isn't as innocent as he looks! Fortunately it was easy to fix.
|I was making hummingbird food and he hijacked the sugar|
|you can dry all sorts of body parts in one of these|
We're heading out for Montreal tomorrow and I'm hoping it will be an adventure with a side dish of fun. My husband will be in meetings all day, and Omar and I are going to do some sightseeing. It's always a challenge. I feel better when I have a few extra people to help out with him. But I know in the end that whatever happens, it will all be ok in the end. I learn not to take myself or life too seriously from Omar.