April 10, 2013 by Marj Hatzell
Bugaboo has really taken off with the iPad. He still has leagues to go but he’s enjoying communication with the assistive technology app. In fact, I’m beginning to think he prefers it. He keeps sticking his PECS book in weird places. Like he’s hiding it.
Last night he was restless and gave us a difficult time going to bed. He kept reappearing in the kitchen. Often we have to go camp out with him in bed until he falls asleep. He likes to stick his sticky hands and dirty feet on me when he sleeps (yes, he does bathe nearly every night but they still manage to be sticky/dirty at bed time). Good times, good times.
Anywho, he would NOT go to sleep last night. Perhaps he was hungry? He kept running downstairs. And yesterday I was in a FABULOUS mood (read: in a rotten mood) and was growing more and more frustrated. He finally flopped down on the couch at one point and fired up the iPad, inputting, “I want to go, Target, R. X.”
For those of you not good at math, he wanted to go to Target. Duh.
But then I was all, “RX? What the what? What’s he talking about?” Assuming he was just typing in random stuff, as he does, because he likes to just hit random buttons and listen to the voice on the output over and over and over again.
“Nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos…
And that’s when it dawned on me. RX means prescriptions.
We get our scripts at Target.
Sometimes we get our scripts and not much else. If it’s a bottle of water or something, I get it at the Pharmacy counter.
And next to the Pharmacy Counter? A big ole sign that says, “Rx.”
I kid you not.
I’m telling y’all, something’s going on in that head of his. And it’s big. HUGE. REALLY HUGE.
I can’t wait to see what happens next.