Saturday, December 02, 2006

Doors and KC



I took K.C. to the post office with me today, I needed a book of stamps. Guess what the post office had? Sliding doors. K.C. has been opening/closing, opening closing the bathroom door, cupboards. He opens them very slowly, listening carefully, again and again. The post office just had to have the sliding doors as well. He stopped right at the doors of the post office. I tried to walk him quickly through the doors but he wouldn't budge. He has to see the doors open, close, open, close. He's taking this door thing to the extreme. I want to keep taking him as much as possible because he's making good progress. I did let him watch the doors open and close at the post office today thinking maybe it would get out of his system. I was wrong. He didn't want to leave at all. Fortunately we were still standing outside so I could get him to the car quickly. I didn't get the stamps but did call around to other supermarkets asking them, "hi I would like directions to your market and by the way, does your market have sliding doors in front?" The phone line was quiet, I wonder if they thought I was a prank caller? I could have just explained our situation but sometimes I get tired of explaining and just want an answer. I did finally find a store that has push open doors!! I was determined. So off we went again. No sliding doors at this store! He did o.k.! It's about 15 more minutes from our home but so worth it. K.C. was surprised to find no sliding doors and as batty as they drive him he looked kinda relieved and not so panicked. Big Brother has been carrying a teddy bear around this week. His class went to a build a bear workshop. He loves his little bear and named it "ghost." The Boys daddy is coming home Tomorrow for a week long visit from California. Big Brother has got all of his school work papers out and his room organized. As soon as he finished talking to his Dad, he ran upstairs to clean up his room. His Dad talks to him ALOT about school and his future. Big Brother is such a good boy, he put his shoes outside because no shoes are allowed in the house (I'll admit, I don't follow up on this rule, I should, but I don't) College Boy has been wonderful with the boys, their Dad left College Boy with me to help out. I am not sure how their Dad is going to react knowing that they have been having fun when I know he'll say Big Brother, "should have been studying." He seems strict but he means well. He tells Big Brother stories about when he lived in Refugee camps. He also tells him how he got where he is today because he did study hard. He tells him to always respect his school books and to never leave them on the floor. Since being married to their Daddy I have experienced many things. Being a Jewish woman I have encountered many folks who don't like Jews. Being with the boys daddy, I have felt alot of the pain he endures in everyday life because he's Asian. That is why he tells Big Brother he has to work much harder than other people to be successful in life. I am very happy that he's coming home tomorrow. Come to think of it, I am going to have to brush Big Brother's hair down tomorrow, lol.

6 comments:

Nicole said...

Hi. You probably get lots of suggestions from people and don't want anymore, but I'm going to give one anyways. :)

If K.C. really loves to open and close doors, you could use it as a way to get him to use language (such as having him sign "open" before you let him open the door). Big motivators like this can definetely be used to get speech too, but this can be more difficult to do.

kyra said...

i love that you made those phone calls asking about the doors!

i hope you have a wonderful time with the boys' daddy and that the whole family enjoys this reunion!

mommyguilt said...

Big Welcome HOME to the Boys' Daddy. Oh do post pictures with Big Brother's hair brushed down. Curious to see!!!

Kristina Chew said...

When Charlie is obsessed about something, not being able to have it evokes a similar response: Puzzlement, then something like relief.

Hope that store is open 7 days a week!

I know what you mean about being different, ethnically speaking....

Melissa H said...

Conor used to be obsessed with any kind of door, so I understand. And, they all had to be CLOSED. He is still obsessed with my parents' pocket doors. My father just can't seem to get that Conor needs to open and close it. I adore your precious boys, Tina.

Andrea said...

Hi...I have the same "DOOR" problem with my son. We can NOT even drive by them. It is to the point that I am home all the time and feel pretty isolated. HAVE you found ANYTHING????