It’s high time I shared more of Aaron’s fun (or sometimes not!) way of viewing his world. Enjoy!
I took my bracelet off in the van on our way to Aaron’s day group this morning because I didn’t think it matched the red in my blouse. Within three seconds of taking it off, Aaron had it on. When we pulled up to Paradigm, he jumped out of the van faster than greased lightning! He didn’t want me to make him take the bracelet off. Here’s the picture that Barb sent me. HaHa!
Aaron was excited to tell me what he did today at Paradigm. It involved a Spangles hamburger, but he was also glad to help buy things for group homes at Sam’s.
Aaron: Mom!! Today I went to Sam’s with Amy!
Me: You did? What did you buy?
Aaron: Things for group homes. And we stayed a LONG time! Like til 1:09!!
Me: Really? It wasn’t 1:10?
Aaron: No!! It was 1:09!!
Me: Not 1:10?
Aaron: No! We stayed til 1:09.
This conversation never gets old and never ceases to make me laugh. 😁
Aaron was talking about the drive home from his group today. “Mom, our driver missed the first two road spaces to our house!” Well, I guess turning off on the third road space was a charm because he made it home.
Aaron was talking again yesterday about the girl in his group who likes him, so I told him to tell her that they could be friends without her having to be his girlfriend. Later he said, “Mom, I’m going to keep those words inside of me.” In other words, he doesn’t want to tell her that because he likes this situation! Oh boy!
There was one piece of pizza left so I offered it to Aaron, although I asked him if he minded that I had taken a bite out of it. His reply: “Well, just so I don’t get your germs. I don’t want to become bossy!” Now I’m wondering who I caught MY bossiness from!
Aaron was a little sad when I picked him up one day last week. It seems that his good friend was having a bad day…as many of the clients sometimes do, including Aaron…and she had hit Aaron. He talked and talked about it over the weekend.
He and I were in Dillon’s on Saturday, and we passed through the beautiful flowers in the florist area.
“MOM!!” Aaron blurted. “Can I get N some flowers because she hit me??”
At first, I laughed, but as I thought about it I realized what he was really saying. He wanted N to feel better, so he thought flowers should help. He was willing to give his friend something sweet even though she had been mean to him.
This sure has given me something to think about the last few days, and it’s not just that maybe if I hit Gary then he’ll bring me flowers. 😉 Aaron has focused my thinking far deeper than that, as he often does. 💕
We got Aaron a new bed. It’s bigger than his old bed so we’ve cautioned him about bumping his legs on the end of it. He’s done very well with all the changes, including putting his night stand with all his “stuff” on it on the OTHER side of his new bed.
Tonight at supper, Gary asked Aaron how he slept last night.
“Good,” Aaron answered. “But the edge of that bed keeps hitting the edge of my leg!”
Aaron: Mom, Jackson gassed. Can you smell it?
Me: No, I can’t smell it.
Aaron: I think you can smell nothing. I think something’s wrong with your nasals.
Aaron’s EEG went well. I don’t know when we’ll get results. As we left on the elevator we wondered what time it was & so I quickly looked at Aaron’s wristwatch. I said, “Oh, it’s 10:45.” You know what’s coming, don’t you? Aaron then looked at his watch & said, “No. It’s 10:46.” I wonder if people could hear the laughter coming out of the elevator. And Aaron can’t figure out why on earth I think that’s funny!
Aaron: “It’s cold! Does that mean it’s half-winter?” A new season has begun!
Gary and I returned home after being away this weekend. Aaron was doing his usual talking, then paused as he remembered something important.
“MOM!! WAIT!! I got you something!!”
He ran up to his room and came back with a beautiful pouch that our friend Terri had helped him buy for me. Aaron was super excited as he handed it to me and said:
“MOM!! This is for you, but if you don’t want it then I can keep it!!!” 😁😁
Aaron has been very happy that Gary and I were planning a trip to Topeka. “No parents!” he says. Yesterday he asked what time we were leaving, and I told him we were leaving at 3:00. “Can’t you leave early?” he asked. “Like 2:59?” 🙂
By the way, we left at 2:52. We showed him!
Aaron and I are watching Rocketeer. When the girl hit the bad guy over the head with a vase, Aaron said, “She bonked him into sleep, right?” HaHa!
Aaron saw a bowl of whole, uncapped strawberries on the kitchen counter and so he grabbed one to eat. He carried it over to me and said, “Mom, can you cut the flower off the top?”
Aaron, watching Laura Ingalls at the fair on Little House on the Prairie as she tried unsuccessfully to find the coin under the shell: “She has UNLUCK!!” 😆😆
Aaron pulled a muscle in his leg a few days ago. He’s been limping around but is better today. Still, it’s bothering him that this mysterious thing happened.
Aaron: Mom, I feel like I’m getting old!
Me: You’re not old!
Aaron: I’m 34!!!
Me: 35. You’re 35.
I’ve always had the gift of encouragement. 🤪😁😁
Today our dear friend, Terri, spent some time with Aaron while Gary and I were out. They went to lunch, walked around a lake and saw ducks and geese and a snake, went to see Terri’s bird, and just had fun. Aaron totally enjoyed it. But as usual, Aaron has his own take on things.
Aaron: Mom, I don’t think Terri looks like the kind of woman who should be watching over me.
Me: What on earth do you mean?
Aaron: Well, she looks like a Grandma! 😅😅🤷♀
Terri, you meant it when you said you think Aaron’s funny, right?
Aaron: “Mom, are cashews normal nuts?”
Me: “What’s a normal nut?”
Aaron: “Nuts that aren’t cashews.”
I need to sit awhile and think about this.
Just awhile ago Aaron said, “Mom, someone in my group told me that eating pears will put hair on your chest. Is that true?”
Me: “Well, Aaron, I’ve eaten plenty of pears.”
Aaron: “But girls aren’t ALLOWED to have hair on their chests!”
I cannot tell you how relieved I am right now!
Aaron and I are sitting on the front porch enjoying this beautiful evening. A neighbor that we don’t know real well came walking by with her dog. She spoke and I spoke, which Aaron saw as his wide-open door.
“HEY!!” he loudly yelled. “WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE VOLCANO??!!”
She was a trooper and answered him. while he vigorously rubbed his hands together, totally delighted.
He’s just hilarious!!! So random!! 🤣🤣
I’ll be back with more another day, of that I am certain! 🙂 🙂