Even Super Heroes Need A Place To Call Home


This is a story about my super heroes going from being homeless and living under a street light (..lamp) to living in a mansion.

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BUT….That situation was much better than this option.

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My action figures weren’t about to move into this. Well….Maybe if they get married and their wife makes them (Sorry Wonder Woman!). For now, they are single and allowed to make their own decisions. They needed a cool lair to call their own.

So…with some old Ikea storage units, wood, dad’s handyman skills and lots of mommy magic…….THIS WAS BORN!!!!!!!

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It was a process. (…I supervised while playing video games.)

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Outside Features

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Let’s take a look at all the cool spaces.

Inside My Lair

My action figures told me that if they ever get married, they’re keeping this place as a secret. Hey! Secrets and Super Heroes go hand in hand. Don’t judge them!!!!

Anyway…Here’s one last look at my secret lair, in it’s secret location in my room I mean…it’s secret location in the world.

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Everything I know about being a parent to a child with down syndrome….. (Mom took over!)


Here it is:

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I don’t know anything about being a parent to a child with down syndrome. I can’t tell you about parenting: a son with a lazy eye, a daughter with my sarcasm or a son who is an open nerve. BUT…..I do know…..

Beyond food, shelter and clothing, children need love, understanding, patience and guidance. It’s a parent’s job to help their children reach their full potential. Whatever that may be.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch!


Okay Chicken….I’m no egg expert, but I’m pretty sure this is crazy big. Are you doing steroids? What are you hiding? What’s happening in that barn? And don’t even think of playing games with me!

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Hey mommy. No. Everything’s fine here. The train? Don’t worry about that. The chicken and me are gonna play a little game on the tracks.

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Don’t even think of clucking at my mommy when she walks away. We can always have chicken soup tonight. Have I made myself clear?

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I’m Back!


Did you miss me? I’ve been gone awhile. Just like with most stuff, it’s mommy’s fault. Maybe daddy’s fault too. I don’t know. It’s not mine. Do you want to hear all about my adventures? Okay….First…

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Oh Shitake Mushroom…..Mommy is making me go to school. Guess you don’t get to hear my stories now. See what I mean. Not my fault!

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Big Game


I got the ball.

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It’s mine.

I’m going for the pass.

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And it’s up.

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Another sweet catch.

Touchdown!

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The big game made me tired.

It’s hard being an athletic superstar.

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But when you are…..

You can afford to buy big game, like elephants

…..and take naps with them.

Siegfried and Roy? Whatever!

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Stuffing and Stuff


I know you missed me. I’m sorry.

We took a break for the stuffy-stuff holidays. You know….the day to stuff your face and then all the stuff that comes after you stuff your face to celebrate getting stuff. And I’m really scared of Fridays now. At least one of them. I didn’t know we had a crazy shopper day. Some traditions are really silly. Mommy and daddy kept me home safe.

Well….You didn’t miss too much.

Here I am taking a pre-nap before I eat my Thanksgiving meal. It must have helped because I was moving fire after I ate. I think mommy called it “hell on wheels”. Whatever!

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Then I went outside to play with my shadow.

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Then I talked to a tree.

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Then I played football with my brother. I let him think he tackled me.

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Moving on to some Christmas decorating. I’m helping my sister with the tree. See me making that wood garland dance?  I should be a snake charmer.

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Okay……Maybe I’m not exactly helping her.

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Yeah….I didn’t like where she put that.

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Oh my goodness. Are you seeing these powers?

Look at that throw. Look at the garland standing up in the air. I really need to go to Vegas and have my own show.

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Looks like it’s back to the business of decorating. She’s so serious.

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Wait! Is she judging me? I can feel her eyes on me. Clearly she’s close-minded. Garland can go vertical.

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Look at that. Almost perfect.

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Oh good. There’s more. I don’t want this spot to look bare.

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So……Sorry if you missed me. I’m still in school. I don’t see myself dropping out yet. I still eat, drink, sleep, poop and wreak havoc on my family. But….you might not be seeing my handsome face every day or even every other day. Times are getting crazy and between you and me…I think my mommy is becoming a slacker. Seriously….She stays home….How busy can she be?

Hoops With My Homey


So…..Here’s a little taste of what I did yesterday after speech therapy. And my therapy…….I rocked it by the way, saying all kinds of cool things like pop, bubble, ball and beep beep. I also signed the word play. 

I know. I know. Don’t hate!

Well…..mommy and daddy took me to play. Here’s a nibble.

Dudes need action! (Day: 40)


After missing time for being sick……I had to go back to school today. We had pancakes for lunch so that was pretty cool. What was even cooler…..my mommy and daddy brought me and my wife to the park.

Here I am swinging with the ball and chain. We were having a good time….at first. Then she started talking about wanting new clothes and why don’t I have a job.

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I was sinking deeper and deeper into darkness. I just wanted to throw a toy at myself….over and over.

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For a little bit…I thought about jumping from the swing….just to make it all stop.

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Then I remembered I was a dude. And dudes don’t drop out of swings just because girls are hassling them. Dudes act crazy and find excitement.

I can’t drive…..so I decided to go fast on the slide instead.

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Look at me! No hands.

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Oh poopy! No one is here to catch me!

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I can’t go rock climbing, but this looks easy.

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Hmmm…..Not too bad.

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Should my foot be on this bar or the one under it?

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Shitake mushroom! Mommy! Daddy! I need a little help here.

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LESSON OF THE DAY:

Be the dude that you are and don’t swing with your wife. It’s not as much fun as it might seem.

Football, Tooth Care and My Wife is Back (Day: 35 & 36)


Last Thursday (Day 35) we played football at school.

Here I am, getting ready to kick the hiney out of this ball.

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What the whatnots?!!  Where’d that girl come from?

Why are girls always taking everything a guy has?

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Little did she know…..I have two balls. I’ve still got this one.

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Let’s try this again before she comes back.

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FRIDAY IS A BLUR!

On Saturday: I taught my big brother synchronized dancing. He’s not that good.

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Sunday was church.

I get to go in a room and play the whole time. I pulled the long straw with that agenda.

Check me out! I’m practicing good hygiene before we go.

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When we got back I chased leaves.

I wasn’t successful, but it was fun.

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This is me again, (Day 36) doing the hygiene thing.

I’m getting good, except I throw my toothbrush when I’m done.

In my defense, I’ve been playing football and it’s kinda like a touchdown using the “in your face” ball smack down.

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After school, my wife came over.

I found out she’s going to be living with us for twelve hours each week. That’s seems like too much. Daddy told me that’s about as much time as most people see their wives. Sometimes more! How do dudes do it? 

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I’m hiding from her now. I hope she doesn’t find me.

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Oh…..She found me and someone gave her the wife manual on wrestling moves.

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We’re going to bed now. Separate beds of course.

I don’t need my wife all up in my face when I’m trying to rest.

I’m not a piece of meat.

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