Thursday, March 19, 2009

Its not whats inside ( in this case only!)

nap time with Thomas



bed time with Thomas


Deqlan has a new friend - its a pack of Thomas and Friends serviettes that i bought for his birthday party..only in September but i got them because i have never seen them here before and knowing my luck i wont find then when Sep rolls around!

Anyway, i came home yesterday with the packet of goodies i had found and Deqlan had a smile on his face from ear to ear and enjoyed packing all the items out the bag and inpsecting each one , displaying his best buddies Thomas, Percy and James.

One item in particular took his fancy - the invitation cards and he carried them around with him from 1600 till about 1930 last night. Then when i took the packet out again to show Dada what we had found , Deqlan discovered that the serviettes where a much better find . He clung to them with all his might, and even battled turning pages in his books, because he would not let them go. Bath time. Oh oh. There was no ways i was getting them out his hands. I tried replacing the serviettes with Deqlans milk - but he cleverily manouvered the bottle and the serviettes. I then decided to take the label off the packaging so if that get wet in the bath it would be ok.

Wrong wrong move..Deqlan sobbed his little heart out. Dad went running looking for a stapler to put the packing back together - he found the stapler but no staples. There was just no easy way of doing this. So i took the serviettes out of his little hands, stood him in the bath and gave him one of the quickest baths he has ever had, while Deqlan sobbed and sobbed.

As soon as he got out the bath and could hold his new best friend, he calmed down.

He went to sleep with them, he woke up with them.

I had to put a piece of celotape on to keep the serviettes inside and Deqlan feared i was taking them away.

Nanna put her hand on them this morning when she was getting Deqlan to sleep and Deqlan sobbed his heart out again. He is now sleeping comfy under a blanket cudding his Thomas and Friends serviettes.

I think Deqlan may have a thing for packaging. A lot of kids on the Autism spectrum, develop some specific interests and some times, strange things become their attentions. But thats ok, its pretty cool i think - i know of no one else who would fight Deqlan to get the serviettes for themselves! Teddies are boring, well for our soldier anyway! Serviettes, especially those with Thomas in a pretty package have a lot more intricate detail and colours and shapes, lots more to study and appreciate!

Mark bought Deqlan a Whistle and Go Thomas a few weeks ago - Deqlan was overjoyed! But, he wouldnt let us throw the packaging away - we still have it in his car toybox- he still loves playing with it. On Sunday, we had to buy Deqlan a little toy tractor to take his attention off the chocolates in the line. Once we had taken the tractor out, he wanted the packing the tractor was in, not the tractor - i think the same is for the serviettes, and that they are Thomas is just the best thing ever!

How awesome to be able to tell all these wonderful and magical tales of Deqlan, that make us laugh and smile and appreciate the gift he is , the absolute blessing he is - serviettes and all!

CONGRATULATIONS NIX AND DARRYL ON THE AMAZING NEWS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE WELCOMING A LITTLE BOY INTO THE WORLD! WE REALLY DO HAVE OUR OWN SOCCER TEAM TOGETHER - HEY FRIENDS? I THINK WE HAVE 4 LITTLE GIRLS AMONGST ALL THE LITTLE BOYS - THEY CAN BE THE CHEER LEADERS!

Great news for Woutertjie - his scans are clear clear clear - his link is to the right side!

God Bless and lots of love
Mark Samm Deqlan Logan

BY JESUS STRIPES DEQLAN IS HEALED!

5 comments:

Debbie said...

That is so cute!!!!!! I love reading stories like this....thats what make our livies worth living........we spend hours laugh at our kids!!!!!

Jayden got a parcel from my mom for his Birthday!!!! It was a box slighly bigger than a shoe box!!!!! This box went every where with us and slept in his bed till the morning of his birthday!!!! Jayden loves post!!! Now and then i order him something off net just so it will arrive in the post!!!! He loves sending and receiving post!!! When we away from Justin we post him post cards!!!

Hope Deqlan is feeling better and his chin is better!!! That is one thing i am scared of, my kids hurting themselves!!!! I am the same , i loose it straight away and Dada must come save the day!!!!

Have a great weekend!!!!

Hugs from the UK!!!!

Carolyn Wing said...

I loved your story!!!! You are in my prayers everyday. Hugs and prayers. Carolyn Wing grandma to Laura Stage IV neuroblastoma carepages.com page name LauraVDB

Ferreira Family said...

Dearest Deqlan,

Man you are so cute.. Your love for Thomas is definately one of a kind.. I can just read by your mommys blog that you bring such happiness into their lives.. Enjoy exploring and enjoy Thomas..


Samm, what an adorable blog piece, I can just close my eyes and see Deqlan doing all these things.. He has such a cute personality..

Have a great day..

Love
US

Anonymous said...

Dear Sam,mark deqlanmbev and family ,praise God Deqlan is doing so well.
Will continue to pray.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make you paths straight.
Love Ruth xx

Julie said...

Awwww! What a sweet little man! :)