Upside Down – Just the Way He Likes It!

So, If you were to meet Noah, one of the first things you would notice is that although he is quite speech delayed, he understands everything that is said to him.  As a matter of fact, he understands enough to do his own kind of word play – especially if it means getting out of something he really doesn’t want to do.

The kids have pretty much overrun my bedroom as of late, and I’ve started trying to reclaim it.  So when I caught Noah with his toys and carrying box in my bed this morning, I told him to put his toys in the box.  (This is a portable mesh box – mesh on 4 sides and  fabric on the bottom with an open top.)  He did his usual frustrated groan but started picking up toys.  He’s got the obedience down – attitude, not so much.  Anyway, seeing that he had started picking up, I walked out of the room.  I just went back in to make my bed, and this is what I found:


So, technically, the toys are “in the box,” right?  Is the fact the box is upside down just a minor detail?



4 thoughts on “Upside Down – Just the Way He Likes It!”

  1. This is the first I’ve read about Noah. I am a retired Psych Examiner (Special Education Teacher). I work with children having Down’s a lot – especially at the severe range. Of all the severe children – children with Down’s touch my heart with their smile, mischeviousness, and just overall problem solving. Your ideas, thoughts and stories are priceless. Hang in there – they have so much to share – take advantage of it – keep writing it down and sharing. God Bless you and Noah – God has a special place in his heart for these and other special needs children.

  2. Now that is one smart boy! I never would have thought of that! The toys are in his toy box after all!! Love it.
    God bless,

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