Thursday, April 27, 2017

Not even kidding...

Today in school, Max was in a story telling sort of mood.  His teacher was going over the people who were here for his IEP meeting the other day because they forgot to introduce themselves to him, and he had asked Mary who they were.

After she went around the room from memory, he told her there was one she missed.

He said, "also frog in the house."

I said, "what? where was there a frog in the house?"

Max said, "of course."

Steve said, "Are you even kidding me?!"

Max said, "not even kidding. of course."  (He spelled 'kidding' in his alphabet page.)

I asked where the frog was and he answered, "at the end."  Max's recliner was the only empty seat in the room so I asked if that was where the frog was and he answered, "of course."

I said, "there is a frog in your chair?  I better go make sure it's not still there."

He answered, "a new home in the house."

I asked where it had moved to in the house. He answered, "bed."

I said "Oh no! Your nurses are going to be scared to find a frog in your bed!"

He said, "Only one fatty frog, forever safe from me."

I asked if he was the only one who could see it and he cracked up.  Then finished his story with "period."

It was the most creative imaginative story he's ever come up with.  Of course there wasn't a real frog in the house, but he was really trying to convince us otherwise.  "Not even kidding."

Friday, March 10, 2017


Max has had some pretty special nurses in his life through the years.  They all bring something special into his life.  And Max's Nurse Rachel is no exception.  Not only is she a great nurse, but in her free time, she plays hockey.  She has wanted to take Max skating for a while and we finally got it all sorted to take him today!

He was pretty quiet throughout their time skating, and probably would have let her take him skating for hours.  But, since she worked last night, we wanted to make sure he didn't wear her out.

The manager helped Steve get him onto the rink, and off again when they were done.

 And off they went skating!!  It was hard to get a picture of the smile on his face when they were on the other side of the rink from us, but he was smiling a lot!



It was such a special treat for both of them.  Maybe we need to get him a hockey stick for his chair and he can join the team!  Thank you Nurse Rachel for being his pal and showing him a new way of having fun!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

His Valentines...

It's a week late, but I have to post about Max's Valentine's Day before I forget.

His teacher put the call out to a fellow teacher for her students to make some Valentine's Day cards for the homebound students since they aren't able to go to school and enjoy the parties.  And WOW - did they get a response?!  The cards are still pouring in from schools all around the district, but also from as far away as Germany!

Here are a handful of the first batch that came in for Max.  Several are from some of his former classmates who remember he loves Batman.  Some are from the local high school and some are from pre-schoolers.  It was so special to see the love passed on to Max, and he loved all the notes sent his way.

He even had some wrapped gifts.  There was a joke book, with the grossest jokes bookmarked for him.  Some candy, and a puzzle, and a beautiful book on Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech.

What a lucky guy to have such a great teacher who thinks of the little things he misses out on not being in the classroom.  And what a wonderful school district we live in - such a great community.