Sunday, December 15, 2019

This Kid - Week of Dec. 9th

"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has- or ever will have- something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression." ~Mister Rogers

Everyone in some way, shape or form knows their child has special attributes and unique abilities.
We have watched others over the years meet our son for the first time and immediately assume he cannot do certain things.  He has continuously overcome misconceptions and often surprised others.
Those closest to Cam have said "he is magical" and "when I'm having a bad day, I know Cam will make it better" and "he is pure joy!"

One of his aides at school told us Cam readily accepts every challenge he is presented.  It has been a long road regaining his strength since his second hip surgery.  His weekly PT work is definitely moving him in the right direction.  These two videos that were sent to us show how far he's come.  It's also very difficult to do something when you're completely cracking up.

Projects filled our evenings keeping us all busy with Christmas card envelope stuffing, addressing, outdoor lighting, baking, and a little shopping.

Sunday afternoon, Oma and Opa arrived to finish up holiday purchases and spend the night with us.
After our annual Sunday dinner with the Raisch family, it was time to try out the new game Cam had picked from the Mary Free Bed Santa party.  The Headrush Headbandz box consists of picture cards that each person has to guess by only asking questions that can be responded to with yes or no.  To add to the fun, a headband is worn to hold each card.
Right off the bat, Cam beat Oma in the first two games guessing his cards almost immediately! 
He was trying to help his grandma guess the word "popcorn" by giving her what he thought was the biggest hint: "Oma, you know mom cannot resist eating this!"

Camology Quotes:
There are days we definitely run out of time to complete projects prior to Cam's bedtime.  One evening this week, Chris was cooking chicken and vegetables for his weekly lunches.  Cam asked if his mom could come into his room after he was in bed.
He asked her with a smile on his face: 
"Can you turn the temptation level down? It smells so good it is making me want to eat!"   

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