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.




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Family Man

Last week, out of the blue, Nicholas announced to the family that he was going to have three children, Mok, Dora and Milly. None of us was surprised since Nick's warm heart and gentle nature would make him an exceptional parent. His selected nomenclature of his chosen offspring inspired of course, by his undying support of Nick Jr. television programming.

Today, however, upon further contemplation of this important responsibility, Nick announced that he changed his mind and would now have only one child.......Dora.

Yes folks, it appears that Nick's love for Dora is everlasting. And while the rambunctious rescue critters from Paw Patrol caught his eye for a brief interlude, the dark-haired beauty still, and always will be, his first and only true love.

I asked Nicholas why he changed his mind about having three children:

"Well," he explained, "I thought about it Mom and I think three babies would be too much work."

"Oh, that's very smart, " I said, and wondered if living with the high-energy Weston had influenced his decision-making process.

"Why did you pick Dora?" I asked.

"Because I thought she would be a quiet baby," he answered.

Now I am absolutely certain that it is indeed Weston, and his accompanying heightened noise level, who has inspired Nick to change his mind.

"I am going to adopt her," Nick adds.

"Where are you going to do that?" I ask.

"At the baby store," he answers confidently.

"Where is that located?" I ask.

"It's in our garage," he answers quickly.