Arts and crafts and learning things
five for the loneliest tag in the world
|Dread Pirate Roberts |
My mother works as a social worker type of job, helping parents and their children, and teaching people how to properly care for their kids. This honestly made me get all warm and fuzzy, because you know that this is a family that is really there for their kid, engaging him in stuff and encouraging his learning. You'd be surprised at how many parents belittle their kids for trying to be smarter.
These five stars are for this dad. Good job!
Are we using this video to talk about things that made you feel all squishy inside?
My other job is at a non-profit that takes care of the mentally-disabled. Arriving on a Sunday, one of my guys (I call him Eyeballs because he always stares at me) was going on to summer camp for three and a half days.
A little about Eyeballs, he's 54 and suffers pretty majorly from Down Syndrome. You can tell the gears turn pretty slowly, but he's still pretty sharp and is a good communicator as long as you are patient.
Now, he's telling me that he's going on summer camp, and is downright excited about it. He's getting hugs from his housemates while I pack away his clothes and supplies.
He asks me "Will... you... miss... me?" Seriously, dude? I wasn't going to be working there again until after he got back.
"No, I'm not going to miss you," I said "Why would I miss somebody who I'm not going to see for a week anyway??" Jeez, sometimes these guys just don't get it, am I right? I go back to packing and he goes back to hugging his housemates.
After I'm done, I watch some television with him, and I notice he's rubbing his eyes.
"Dude, what's wrong? Are you okay?"
He motions me closer to him. When I approach he puts his arms around me and cries.
"I'LL... MISS... YOU!!!"
My icy black heart shattered in a million pieces. I couldn't do anything but hug him back with the biggest, goofiest grin on my face.
"Man, I'll miss you too. I'm sorry."
I always thought it was Lunar Moth. Anyway, those things are cool. This video is like salve for the soul.
Zak, we'll be there for you when your granddaddy is dead but we don't have any money because he and his generation spent it all on tax breaks for the corporations that you and everyone else your age will be forced to refer to as God.
More of this please, along with Axe Cop. K? Thanx.
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