It has been brought to my attention that I have not posted here since like December. Sorry bout that, I'll try and do better blah blah blah :) The truth is I have thought of things to post, I think of posting them on Facebook, then I think they are too long for Facebook and I should post it to my blog. Then it gets to be bed time and I don't care any more.
One thing I have been thinking about lately is Special needs adaptations we do at home on our own. Either because of expense, or out of necessity. So here is my top 5 list of home made special needs things made or done on our own
#5 Using a bungie cord to strap him into his brothers tricycle so he wont fall out because a real adaptive one would be like $1000
#4 Make sure he eats on plates that are a different color than his food is so he can see it better. Example, corn and mac n cheese on a blue plate.
#3 Yelling step every time Sam gets anywhere near a curb or stair or really anything he can fall down or trip over. He has no depth perception at all and is fear less, its a tough combo.
#2 Taping socks to the sharp points of anything that has a sharp corner for him to fall on. We don't want stitches again buddy.
#1 Making our own Xanthum gum. When we found out he has an unsafe swallow we bought pre mixed xanthum gum from the store at $34 a container. We went through it in a week. We researched on line and found we could buy the powder on line and mix it our selves at home for $12 ever couple months.