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Blog #39~Hardy har har Nick

Blog # 39~Hardy har har Nick

I spent a lot of time just observing Nick this weekend. The frigid temperatures begged us to stay hunkered down at home layered up in sweats and bulky sweaters. I thought a lot about what I have already written since I started the blog last March. One thing about Nick that stands out is that he is a funny guy (even when he is being a pain in the butt.) As soon as I sat down to the computer, he came over and carefully balanced this on my thigh. Then he ran away laughing. 🙂

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Harold the Helicopter is using my thigh as a landing strip.

He loves playing jokes on us. There is a signature sound he makes, it’s a stimmy sound like his is saying “geeeeeehhh,” while he flaps his hands by his ears. I stop, look and listen to see what he has been up to. Oh hardy har har, he turned on the faucets in the bathroom full blast and ran out quickly. Sometimes while showering, he will turn the lights off on you too. Now that’s funny stuff. 🙂 After his shower last night, I saw him out of the corner of my eye putting something underneath the covers on my side of the bed. He pulled the covers up quickly and took off all excited. Underneath here is what I found.

Sneaking Mr. Platypus under the comforter……….

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Then a little while later…….. He’s on a roll….

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He also likes to mess with our cat. I am not so sure that Miss Mellie appreciates the *propinquity of Nick’s stuffed animals on top of her…….

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Poor kitty, I don’t think she wants to be a velcro icon strip.

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There are a lot more pictures in Blog#33~Stuff on my Cat located in the December archives!
I admire his cheerful spirit. He wakes up each morning with a big smile and first thing he does is let out a big fart while gleaming proudly might I add. What a great wakeup call. 🙂 In the same sophomoric vein, that boy can rip out the loudest and longest burps all from just a mini eight once can of Sprite. If you want to get a better sense of Nick’s funny side you’ve got to read Blog #6~The Nick Connection (in the May archives) and Blog #14~PB Unnerstall (June archives.)
Yesterday morning I watched him cheerily dancing side to side with his headphones on. He was in the zone. As a mother there is nothing better than seeing your child happy and hearing them laugh. Well wait a minute…. maybe when they sleeping like angels. Now that supersedes everything else. 🙂

Oh yes the sound of silence, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..

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Looks like the cat isn’t holding any grudges.

Here are a few other examples of his sense of humor. He thinks it’s funny when he bangs or bonks himself accidentally. Anytime he drops something or someone else does he busts out laughing. He enjoys watching You Tube videos of funny cats, epic fails like the ones you see on the show America’s Funniest Videos, and people sneezing. Many of his favorite movies are comedies. Eddie Murphy is his favorite (Dr. Doolittle series, Norbit, The Nutty Professor) along with Mrs. Doubtfire and Little Man.

My funny guy, that’s what is in my noggin this week.


I think humor is what has kept us afloat all these years.

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Have a great week, and keep that sense of humor with you!

*According to, the word propinquity means a close kinship or similarity. It can also mean being close to someone or something, either physically or similar in nature.


Teresa is the Author of "A New Course: A Mother's Journey Navigating Down Syndrome and Autism" and the mother of two boys. Her youngest son, Nick is 29 years old and has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (DS-ASD). Teresa's passion is helping others understand and navigate co-occurring Down syndrome and autism. She is a DS-ASD consultant, advocate, speaker, and author. Follow Nick's world on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest @Down Syndrome With A Slice of Autism and on Twitter @tjunnerstall. For more information and media links, visit

5 thoughts on “Blog #39~Hardy har har Nick

  1. Hey T…. Nothing better than laughter to get you through hard times and stressful days. Good reminder for the beginning of the week! Take care,
    Erica 🙂

  2. Oh the joy of a good sneeze! Kenny shares a funny bone with nick ! Thsnks for reminding me of his/their gift of daily joy! Keep on rockin’!

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