Living an involuntary hermit's life. Working towards living a healthier, gluten-free, hopefully cancer free life with my 2 dogs, 3 chickens and loving family.

Living with intention

When stumbling through life isn't good enough anymore..... decide to be yourself and enjoy life, and pay attention to Gods gifts all around.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dapper Dan.........Max

My husband and I have raised three free thinking, independent, spirited kids..........On purpose.  There were times when the kids were growing up, I wanted to rethink our parenting style and use the old style.......Kids should be seen and not heard.  But now that they are all grown, I enjoy my kids uniqueness.  For those who don't know Max personally, or have not met him in my blog, I will give a brief recap.  Max is 22 yrs old.  He lives in our little cottage house next door to us.  He works 4 days a week, 7 to 9 hrs a day for a training center for people with special needs.  He works as a janitor.  Max has autism.  He has a person come to his house for a few hours a day, 6 days a week.  His goal is to be someday independent. 

Max has his moods.  Sometimes he can be a bit grumpy.  Other times, he is very charming.  So charming that I sometimes think he is channeling his grandpa Artie.  My dad always made all girls feel lovely and treated them respectful.  I still miss him.  Well Max came in yesterday around 10:00 am looking quite dapper.
He was getting ready for the training centers Christmas party.  I asked what time it started.  He said 11:00 and Andrew was picking him up.  Well he must have been looking forward to it being ready an hour ahead of time.

Isn't he handsome.

I did the customary Mom Speech about how to be a gentleman and I hoped he had fun.

A few hours later, he came in the house with a bouquet of flowers.  Well part of a bouquet.  He hands it to me.  I ask "where did these come from?"  He said he bought them.

"What did you do that for?" I ask.  He said he gave a flower to each one of the girls at the party.

Charming.  Just Charming!

1 comment:

dreamer said...

What a gentleman,and what a lovely gesture. !
Hope they had a great party.