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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Mr. Victor's career aspirations
You may remember that his incessant banging has effectively further distressed our antique (formerly church pew) dinner table bench.
Now he is branching into kitchen reorganization. For a small fee (or even for free) he will empty out your utensil drawer, bang each item (to distress whatever furniture you ask him - or don't ask him) to distress.
He will also reorganize your freezer and refrigerator. Who knew the soy sauce is better stored in the freezer and the bag of frozen veggies should be left in the fridge?
Need help in the laundry room? He will happily take your already clean and folded laundry and put it in the dirty laundry baskets. He is also quite fond of putting clothes into the washer. It's okay, he will only try to climb in with the clothes a few times.
If you are already pretty organized and don't need his help in these areas, he is also working on his cosmetology license. Who knew that a protein shake is the best foundation for spiking hair?
In all seriousness, I often look at him and wonder what he will do as an adult, more so than with the other children. I wonder if we will ever get his self-injurious behaviors and sensory issues to a place where he can fit into the workplace? Will he have the independence skills he needs? I wonder if he will live on his own? Will he have friends who will encourage him to do what he can on his own, but will they also be willing to give of their own time to help him do what he cannot?
Will he be accepted in a sighted world?