Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.




Monday, April 11, 2011

A Broken Phone Invention and Another Mom Intervention

You all remember this?


My crafty brother John's phone invention designed to prevent Mom from calling 911?

Well, it now looks kinda like this.....


Yup, Mom, frustrated because she couldn't reach any of us.....tore it apart. She tried to pry off the "super glued" covers. She banged the handset against the receiver, then hurled it across the room when it no longer worked. Thankfully, this time, she did not call 911. She just scared the crap out of a few nurses aides. My siblings and I knew something was wrong when our phones, once again, became silent.

Clever that she is..our mother continues to challenge our creativity and ingenuity. My brother John and I, determined to once again find a solution, found this on-line....


Once again with our handy dandy bottle of magic super glue, we glued down the "emergency" buttons.

We were unable however, to figure out a way to stop it from being thrown across the room.