Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Phone and The Routine

Memories of the New Phone

Did not think that this would go well in any way, shape or form. I started him out with a Tracfone because I was sure he would lose it or break it.... Once again, he surprised me. He did not lose it, he did not break it and he remembered to take it with him every day (in his pocket - I might add. He hates to have anything in his pockets!) - AND He remembered to call me every day when he was leaving school. Six years later, he still "works from a script" when he calls and the spontaneous phone calls are still not there; but - the bottom line is that HE DID IT! (FB Memories - 6 years ago today)

FB Statuses 6/10/17

Reporting to Mom
DC attends an after camp program once a week on Tuesday nights. The program also runs on Thursday nights but it's difficult getting him there. 
Both DC and *Salli were invited to attend Thursday night this week. It is Christmas week at the program. They had decorated the tree on Tuesday night and the director wanted them to be there for Christmas dinner on Thursday. 
I had some appointments early in the day and since Thursday is the day I have to leave work early to be home for his transportation, it didn't make sense to go in, so I scheduled the day off. This worked out perfectly because I could go and pick up DC at his "job" and drive him to camp.
DC calls me everyday when his transport arrives to pick him up at work and again when he gets home (Mrs H is already there). He is so programmed to do this that there have been times when he has called me to tell me he was home while I was in the next room.
We were almost at camp when DC pulled out his phone. I didn't think much of it. I thought he was going to look at his friend's pictures on Facebook.
Then my phone rang:
Me: Hello
DC: Hello Mom, I am going to camp nowwwwww.
Me: I know! I'm right here next to you!
DC: Great! (Pause) *Salli's mother *Tonya will pick me up.
Me: Yes, Salli's Mom will pick you up.
DC: Mom will be home. (I'm not allowed to go anywhere in his mind, when he is not home. He likes to make sure I am staying home and will be home when he gets back)
Me: yes I will be home.
DC: Goodbye Mom. See you later.
Me: I'm right here.
DC: see you later!
He hangs up.

FB Statuses 6/29/2016

Things I should know by now (Ornament Hunting - Clues)

Ornament #2 in the 2015 ornament hunt. The clue: "Oh no! It's time to call the Dr." - After first telling me he was calling 911 (yikes, I really have to think more about the clues I'm giving) - he went to the phone and found the Dr. 911, not necessary...

FB Statuses 12/12/2015

I am home 'again'

Phone Rings:
DC: Hi Mom, I am home.
Me: Hi, DC. Is Mrs. H there yet? (I knew she wasn't, but would be there in seconds - but still I like to try to get the correct replies)
DC: No.
Me: Did you lock the door?
DC: Yes
Me: Did you lock the door?
DC: No.
Me: Please go and lock the door. You are supposed to lock the door as soon as you come home. Don't hang up!
DC: Okay (He hangs up).
and second later the phone rings
DC: Hi Mom, I am home again!

FB Status 4/16/2015  (Before Seizures when he was trained (years and years of training) to be able to be home for 10 minutes before his aide arrived)

I Sorry Steve.
So DC was having a "moment" for reasons that I just don't really know, when his Best Buddy, Steve called. DC, of course is always happy to hear from Steve but he was just as I said, having a moment.
After I talked to Steve and hung up, I told DC that he had been very rude.
First he went back to the phone picked it up and said "I'm sorry Steve" - I told him that Steve wasn't there anymore.
Next DC presented me with this:
(yes, I did text it to Steve)

FB Statuses 2/26/17

Other Posts on the Subject:

Don't forget to call Mom!

Hey! That's not in the Script!


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