At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Monday, March 10, 2014

Crackers, Crumbs and The Meaning of Life,...

Yesterday after church,...Isaac had a slight dilemma during lunch,....



Catfish or Cake?




Actually it wasn't much of a dilemma,...the catfish won hands down,...



 And the poor carrot cake? It was doomed to neglect,...


It was tempting to title this blog post: The Lament of the Valiant Carrot Cake,...look how patiently it waited on Isaac to even taste a crumb,...I am sure that carrot cake thought it had a fighting chance once all the catfish was eaten,...because Isaac was soooo sad there were no more crisply fried fillets,...


Dare I say adorable-type people even pouted over the entire consumption of fish,...


A lesson in gone is gone and that means gone,....no more.....catfish,...but LOOK cake!!!


Needless to say Isaac was indignant at the suggestion,...because hello,...cake has gooey icing and that's gooey and icky and hello,...that means sensory-overload,...but Isaac is at heart a good-natured guy and his indignation only lasted as long as the camera shuttle could snap,...because even if the enormous portion of catfish is consumed,...there are compensations in life,...and NOT cake,...no not cake,...but crackers,....and not just any crackers,...but two crackers,...Isaac was immediately fascinated,...two crackers,...LOOK,...two crackers,...just alike,...fascinating!!!


Adults at the table were still talking,...so Isaac took the opportunity to study the crackers,...intently


Was he counting the holes? Or plotting a mathematical equation by density of the wafers? Or perhaps he was just pretending it was more catfish?


Crackers can be chomped two at a time,...a new discovery


The teeth marks look like they were from a four year old,...YES,...a four year old, male child had recently bitten these crackers,...and that child had eaten more of one cracker than the other,...no doubt Isaac will call his new proportion theory: FRACTIONS,...because one cracker is less than the other.


Defying gravity by raising the crackers overhead,...what will happen if he releases his hold? Will the crackers fall or will they stay suspended in air by sheer will power? Or else Isaac is just wishing those crackers were more catfish,....


Or maybe,...we're just sleepy???


Crackers are meant to be eaten - two - at a time,...and other people are meant to eat the forsaken carrot cake,....


Silliness aside,...after church while we were talking to Isaac about his class,...Isaac signed: church,...for the first time,...before he always signed school/class,...but he signed: church and even more precious Isaac signed: JESUS,...for the very first time,...and needless to say we were thrilled,...because as people of faith,...we want to share our faith with our child, but the communication challenges we face with Autism and Apraxia,...make it very difficult to know what Isaac understands,...but we also know that Isaac is fearfully and wonderfully made,...and that his own faith and knowledge will grow as he grows himself in maturity and wisdom,...because even children can be wise enough to know: For God so love the world he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life - John 3:16





Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!







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