Friday, October 03, 2008

A Marty Moment

There is one thing that I have learned parenting two special needs children -- Personality goes a long way!

The truth of the matter is that Our little Marty may in fact have as many--or possibly even more significant needs then his big-sister. The difference between my (biologically related to each other) children is 100% all about Personality. Where she is an in your face, attention seeking, overwhelming personality... He is a shinning spot of joy and has a way of putting a smile on any one's face no matter what the situation... Consequently he is given far more latitude.

We enjoyed another special Marty Moment yesterday...

He came home from first grade holding a wrinkled paper... And told me that he just knew he was going to be "grounded" until his is 25!

The paperer was an "Agreement" made with his teacher... He had not shown good school spirit because he "Spit" on the ground when he was walking out to recess.

The teacher asked him to think of a way he might remember to not spit again in the future...

His answer: "I will pretend I have Marshmallows in my Mouth."

It's hard to not smile when you read this--and I can only imagine his teachers thoughts to such a creative and Marty kind of answer.
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