Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Some Things Don't Change Because of Disabilities

Teens and young adults have this thing about parents’ cars even when they have their own.  Why should a low functioning person with Down Syndrome and Autism be any different?  Billy Ray has an old van (my former car which I kept when I bought a little station wagon several years ago).  His support staff drives and they use it for his community activities.  Billy Ray still loves to use Mom’s “station” every chance he gets.

This morning we have lots of snow.  That makes the perfect excuse for him to borrow Mom’s car.  The all wheel drive will be best to deliver Meals on Wheels to seniors.  He saw my keys on the breakfast bar a little while ago.  “Snow” he said, then “keys.”  Yes Billy Ray you can borrow Mom’s car today.

It is nice to know that disabilities do not have to take away all the normal mother-son things.

Until tomorrow,
Peggy Lou Morgan

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