Thursday, September 2, 2010

Things I learned on vacation

Did you know that you can lift up that metal LAVATORY plate and slide the knob over to open an occupied airplane bathroom?  It's an excellent trick if your child with special needs has been in a locked stall F-O-R-E-V-E-R with no sign of emerging.

Also, even if you ask very very nicely, the Fudgie Wudgie Popsicle Man will definitely not move his ice cream cart, not even a few measly feet, from his spot spitting distance from your beach towel where your child with Prader-Willi syndrome sits, mouth gaping and glazed eyes fixed on the frozen treats that every other child in Sea Isle seems to be enjoying.

And, with enough coaxing, you can convince your very stubborn child to change his putting stance from this:

to this:

by pretending to change his last name to "Woods", even if you are not a fan of that particular golfer. Technique works best if administered by athletic older brother.

("Oscar Woods" now enjoys mini-golf so much he wants to have a mini-golf birthday party.)


  1. I gave you an award on my blog today. =)

  2. Love this post and all your wisdom tidbits! Awesome photos too. Keep posting. Happy Birthday to Abe. Miss you.

  3. Sorry, that last post was me, Nancy. Clearly the first time I've ever commented on a blog.

  4. Okay, I love this. I'm so glad you're back! I missed your posts!