Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another quote

So as I had said before in a previous post, I work with a boy with Autism. I took him to Wal Mart the other day so we could have a look in the toy section. As I was trying to find a parking spot I said "I wonder why it's so busy here today?" not really asking a question but just thinking out loud. He then answered and said "They must have heard you can live better and save more at Wal Mart." 
Such a factual kid.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Take care TCB!

I have been working with a boy with autism for a couple months now and I am absolutely in love with him. I am learning so much and can only hope that he is too. He is very funny and smart. He can have his moments but the good always dominate the not so good. 
A couple week ago, I was watching him and getting him ready for bed. He is a 10 year old boy completely infatuated with video games and his Nintendo DS. I asked him a couple times "please get ready for bed, you have been playing for a while now and it's time to turn the Nintendo off." A little bit went by and I asked him again. He looked at me and asked "can't you respect me for just one minute woman?!" I told him that I did respect him and now it was his turn to respect me and turn off the game and go to bed. He then turned to me and said "I am the man and you are the woman. Learn how to respect a man. Just respect a man!" 

Last night we went to his grandmas house and he started playing the Nintendo again. He played a while and when I came in to tell him it was time to go he looked at me again and said "Again with the respect."

I apparently need to learn how to give some R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

This is Halloween


Trying to pull of an ANTM pose
Roxy was an evil doll.

Where have all the good men gone and where are all the guys?

Taylor and I

Last Sunday was one of my best friends farewell. We have known each other since about 6th grade but have been really good friends since 9th. It was the first missionary farewell that I have been to where I am actually saying goodbye to a best friend. I am at the age now where all the boys that I pretty much know are all leaving! What am I supposed to do now? I love going to the YSA activities but it's been hard getting to know people. I am finding that return missionaries tend to be a bit....wierd. It's always awkward trying to talk to them. It's not like I am looking for a husband right now but I least want some guy friends. The only thing that I really do on weekends now is hang out with a couple of my friends and watch a movie or stay at home by myself and watch a movie. I need a life.