Friday, October 20, 2006


You may be wondering why I'm opening this post with a photo of a messy bed.

The full import of this is going to be hard to get across unless you actually know me in the 'real' world or have a severely disabled person in your immediate family.

Okay, now at this point you almost have to imagine the heavens parting and the sounds of the choirs invisible because :

Just on a whim I asked David to make his bed and for the very first time in his life, he did it!!!!!!!!

The doona was pulled up pretty neatly but the quilt sort of defeated him a bit... but he did it. He knew what I was asking him to do and he attempted to execute it.

Which is why I'm sitting here typing at 9 o'clock [ when what I should be doing is driving him into his Day Placement. ] because I'm feeling very emotional at the moment and this is the best way I have to share it.

Talk to you all later :]


Sheepish Annie said...

That is a beautifully made bed. It is perfect. You have every right to be proud of him and yourself! You're both doing a great job.

lisette said...

that's fabulous - you must be so proud :) hugs f xx

sheilaC said...

Well done David and Susan, looks a pretty well made bed to me. sheilaC

Caitlin said...

YAY! Definitely a big step! Hugs to you both!

knitnthings said...

Looks better than my bed does this morning. Way to go :)

craftybernie said...

That's a wonderful achievement. And so you should share it with the world!

I remember not that long ago making a cup of tea was a hugely big deal for me - in fact, filling the kettle was an enormous achievement in itself so I can appreciate what this means to you.

Well done! Bernie

Nora said...

This must be one of they "good times" they talk about - y'know, take the good with the bad.

Great effort and you have every reason to be proud. x