Friday, January 11, 2013

Hysterical Laughter

Gabe loves slap shtick humor. He especially likes things like shows like Wipe Out and America's Funniest Home Video's (AFV) where people fall down. He laughs and laughs. Then he sometimes tries to make things happen to people after he has been allowed to watch some of these shows. This is not good. He also laughs when someone trips, falls or drops things. This is very rude.
A few nights ago we were driving home from the gym. There was a deer wandering around in the road in front of us. I slowed so that I would not hit it. The deer wandered off of the road and I started to speed up. Just then a huge deer ran in front of us. I braked quickly and just missed the deer. Gabe laughed hysterically. "You hit the deer!" he gasped.
"I did not hit the deer," I answered. "I just missed it".
"You were going to hit the deer," Gabe was still laughing.
"I wanted to miss it and I did. I wanted my van to stay nice."
"Boom, you could just hit it," Gabe burst into laughter again.
"Why is .that funny?" I asked.
"I don't know," he answered. "buzzt bing you could ohh sigh" Gabe was trying to get control of himself. He still uses a bit of gibberish in his spoken language when he is at a loss for words or is worked up, whether good or bad.
Some times I wonder if the laughter is simply a nervous reaction or if it is more sinister in nature. It sounds bad. It is sometimes very rude. It mostly needs to stop, but what is the root cause of such an intense reaction and the need to cause such a reaction, such as trying to reenact or cause situations like those on AFV. I wish I knew what he was thinking. Is it something scary or is it nerves?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gabe the House Cleaning Guy

I guess jealousy can have it's benefits. The other day I was reminding Angel that she had not done her chores for today or yesterday yet. She gave me a bit of teen age style attitude saying, "I was just going to do it now."
Gabe then took an attitude too. He was mad that she got all of the turns to sweep and dust. It is after all  his job to dust! He demanded to know where the dust rag was. Then he went and got it and began dusting the piano and other areas of the living room. Since then he has dusted other areas of the house including his room.
Today, he decided that he needs to sweep various parts of the house. He did a good job too. I think that this kid's a keeper.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cars in Heaven

Lately Gabe has brought up the topic of Heaven. He is sure that he will grow big and that I will get small. I think that this comes from his desire to be able to do things. He wants to be the big one and everyone else to be the small ones. He still does not understand that others do not have to be limited in order for him to learn new things. It is all about him.
Gabe desperately wants to be able to drive a car. This is a scary thought to me as I don't think that his delays will allow him to drive. He just does not make wise choices or think things through well. He is sure that there will be cars in Heaven and he will have a red one like his mom Dee had. He is sure that she will have her car back.
Gabe loves video games. He really likes Super Mario and driving all of the races. Wrecking is funny to him. Lately he has really applied himself to trying to drive with out wrecking instead of trying to wreck. However, he still laughs hysterically when he wrecks.
Well this post started out to be about Gabe's misconceptions about Heaven and has ended up being about his desire to drive. It seems that the 2 are definitely intertwined. He is so sure that he will drive in Heaven!