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Old 09-06-2011, 05:44 PM   #11
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Yep--he came in the other day and told us all the stuff he has: 2 forks, 2 spoons, 2 cups, etc. I don't remember hearing anything about measuring cups.

One of the folks in my office brought in a muffin mix the other day and cooked them in the office toaster oven. I know he liked them, so I think I will buy him a box of that and whatever measuring utensils he needs to make them.

Small steps!
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:27 PM   #12
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Boxed mixes are a great idea. I like the 4 ingredient cookbooks too! I have given those as gifts to several students of all abilities for graduation gifts from HS. They are great for many. Bless you!
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:28 AM   #13
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This is not meant to gain sympathy, my schooling days up until I left at 15yrs old were quite hard. 15 yrs later I was diagnosed as being dyslexic, when I was in school I was classed as a retard because of my inabilities. My reading skills were poor my writing skills were very limited, my two brothers were "normal" and the friction this caused in my home life resulted in me leaving home at 15 yrs old.I was a very angry, frustrated and violent person.
With the help I received in later life I now can read quite well but my spelling and grammar are still poor. Spell checkers do help.
I wish I had had a sparrowgrass when I was a child, just someone who would listen and not judge.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:15 AM   #14
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You sure have excellent communication skills now, Bolas. If you hadn't told us you were dyslectic I'd never have guessed.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:49 AM   #15
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Aw, thanks, Bolas!!

All kids need somebody on their side, and for some reason, I seem to gravitate to the ones that I think need it the most.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:55 AM   #16
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Bolas, I'm so glad you fought to overcome your disability! Way to go! This board is much richer for your participation. I'm proud of you!
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:50 AM   #17
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Thank you for the kind comments.I love this period of my life, as a liberal I find it fantastic that society in general has washed away many of the social stigma's that caused so much heartache to both the person and his/her families.
In my case in later life it was harder to cover up my prob than to deal with it. The first step though is the tough.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:32 AM   #18
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I bought Michael a set of measuring cups and spoons--he was tickled, said he needed those!! It turns out that he is a pretty good cook all on his own, and enjoys cooking.

We are making a notebook for him with recipes from our kitchens.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:03 PM   #19
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Bolas, if not for your childhood and difficulties, you'd be less entertaining today, no? Especially with puns! Survival feels like a process, but is more about a destination.

We hope to see Michael one day here at the DC Forums, sparrowgrass.
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Oh, I agree, it would be great to see him here some day.

Bolas, I can sympathize with being viewed as mentally handicapped when you're not. I had one teacher in grade school tell my mom that I wasn't capable of learning and that I was impossible to teach. Fortunately I had more supportive parents.
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