Blog #68~ Hardy Har Har 2
Sometimes I think Nick would rather tease than eat. Well, unless it’s a big bowl of pasta, then all bets are off. Having a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism has made it difficult for him to verbalize speech. It hasn’t stopped him from showing his funny side. In Blog #39~Hardy Har Har, I explored Nick’s his sense of humor. Check this blog out @https://nickspecialneeds.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/blog-39hardy-har-har-nick/ This week I have some new gems to share.
Silly guy wearing the blue blanket on his head 🙂
He knows he is going to get a laugh out of me here….
Plunk, this is funny stuff….
Ha, good one Nick. Way to drop the lime in the pasta water….
Uh oh, another dribble from the second floor stairwell…In Blog #3~Getting Your Goat, you can see a lot more of these. Check it out @https://nickspecialneeds.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/blog-3-getting-your-goat/
I try to stay one step ahead of him but it’s not easy. His latest trick is to push the spout on the coffee maker and let it the hot, brown stream run over the counter and trickle down the white cabinet drawers leaving a puddle on the floor. He also has taken to dropping toys, remotes, phones and an assortment of things behind the flat screen TV. One thing that is helping is to catch him before he commits the act. I show him this icon quickly before he initiates the problem behavior. It seems to be helping him to regulate those impulses.
In addition, I use the happy face icon to catch him being good as often as I can…..
Like when he is unloading the dishwasher (and wearing my high heels) hardy, har har Nick…..
Finding ways for Nick to get attention appropriately also helps keep his behavior in check. I am always stocking up on fun things for him….
My friend, Kelli found this cool light up ring. Nick took a fancy to it….
I looked over a few minutes later and saw that he had made it a toe ring…. 🙂
And who doesn’t crack up over a bloody hand….
Hope you enjoyed the light hearted fare this week. I feel very blessed that Nick is so happy. Yes, his antics drive us bonkers and wear on our nerves. But he brings a great light and humor to each day. Hey, its Nick’s world….the rest of us are just trying to keep up. That’s what is in my noggin this week! 🙂