Threatened While Homeschooling

In some ways, our teenage son with Down syndrome is very similar to his siblings when they were teens. He likes his privacy, talks about wanting a girlfriend and a car, and is very picky about what he wears. He also spends a lot of time primping in the mirror, getting his hair just right.

On the other hand, he can watch “X-Men 3” one day and “Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree” the next, and appear to enjoy them equally. It’s the same with games. He can beat his brother and his sister’s boyfriend (both in their mid-20s) at video games, yet he insists on playing Candyland and Chutes and Ladders with me, which we’ve played since he was little.

So we’re in the middle of working on his lessons this morning, and he gets mad at me because I’m making him pronounce a word correctly (he has major speech issues), and like a typical teen he loses his temper and bellows, “Stop it, Mom, or I’m not going to play Candyland with you today!”

LOLย  ๐Ÿ™‚

(The rest of the story: he didn’t mean it. We had to play twice after he finished his school. Sigh. If I had a nickel for every time we played Candyland over the past 13 or 14 years……)

7 thoughts on “Threatened While Homeschooling

  1. Hahaha! He is such a goofy kid ๐Ÿ™‚ When I come home, he likes to put his face in the window and grin before opening the door for me.

    If you had a nickel for every time you played Candyland with him…the government would be looking to you to fund another bailout ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. My cousin has downs so I can relate in a way to her liking juvenile things as well. I say juvenile loosely, I think what is wrong with that? I am 39 and have the same nostalgia for childhood enjoyments. But Candyland? sorry ๐Ÿ™‚ That is the one game my husband and I were glad to say goodbye to, that was so funny what he said. GOd bless you and your family

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  4. Good one, Mary ๐Ÿ˜‰

    No, BarbaraLee, nothing wrong with them. I just get tired of them, but he doesn’t…..

    Amy, Reagan sounds like a neat kid.

    Thanks for stopping by, Christa. Yep, I’m ready to move past Candyland, but apparently I’m alone in that feeling, lol!

    Holly, thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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