Last night I had Zumba and Mouse had her college algebra class. This left Boo and Robert to fend for themselves for dinner. Robert asked Boo what he wanted to eat. Boo grabbed his AAC, Sam, and said that he wanted to eat a salad. A salad? This was a new one for us. Burgers, fries, pizza, tacos, freezies, yes, sure. A salad? Well…maybe? So, Robert asked Boo where he wanted to go eat. Boo told him Carbonnes, our local pizza place. They headed off for pizza and the rest of us headed out for our endeavors. At the pizza place Robert ordered pizza, bread sticks, a pitcher of coke, and then as an afterthought, a salad. He figured he would offer it to Boo, and if he turned it down, Robert would eat it instead. Food arrived at the table and Boo tore into the salad with gusto. He loved it! Robert had to fight him for a few bites. Salad eating complete, Boo turned to the more serious matters of pizza and bread sticks. It was a good supper.
I am continually amazed by what goes on in Boo’s head. We often order out from Carbonnes and Robert and I often get a salad. Boo had never seemed to notice. Anyway, last night, he felt the urge for salad and remembered that all sorts of good things come from the pizza joint, including pizza and salads! I am so grateful for an AAC in Boo’s life. It has opened up a world of possibilities for him. Just like in my last blog, when I had no idea that he wanted to go to Taco Bell, I had no idea that he liked salads, or even knew that they could be gotten at Carbonnes!
Just another day in the life of a Boo. He is full of surprises. And phooey to the doctors and teachers who said he would never be a communicator. Boo is a robust communicator and getting better all the time. Expect the unexpected. Be good humans. We will chat soon.