Sleeping with 'Fresh Air'

Living with autism has it's ups and downs. We have tried as a family to laugh at as much as we can - for sometimes when we take everything too serious - we grow weary and are not able to have fun through the journey.
(Having Fun as a Family Caroling this past Christmas - Sorry about the rain drops)
Well, we have been laughing at Zak's new little obsession. He has found the heater vent in the kitchen to be his favorite spot to sit and chill - (or should I say warm up). The very minute he hears the furnace kick on - he sits up and says, "...time for fresh air..." They he goes over to the vent in the kitchen - sits next to the wall with his face up against it and says over and over - "Time for fresh air".

The other morning he decided to do a 4 a.m. run on the peanut butter in the mudroom closet. Daddy heard him up and went to investigate. He had made himself a little snack in the bathroom with the peanut butter. When Dad walked in - unheard by the thief - Zak was presently putting the peanut butter away in it's proper place. They had a heart to heart about stealing and then Dad decided to spend the rest of the early morning hours on the couch next to the adventurous child - who was given a cot on the floor next to Dad. (Seems Dad can supervise better on the couch with Zak right next to him. )

All was fine and well - and Zak was pretty well dozing and almost asleep when the furnace decided to kick on . He sat right up and said, "...time for fresh air..." Dad who was not familiar with this new little obsession sat in amazement and watched as he went over and got 'fresh air". He really was pretty close to asleep - for moments after the 'fresh air' was sought - one could hear him snoring while he was sitting there. I thought you would enjoy some pics of his early morning 'fresh air."


(Taking and afternoon snooze - by 'fresh air')

Hope you are able to find laughter in your journey - it makes it so much more fun! Thanks for stopping by - I am so glad you did.
Blessings,
~Martie

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Martie,
Bless you!! Finding laughter i think is the secret to a sweet life. Not easy by any means as you well know. Thanks for sharing this *fresh air moment* :)!!! Also thank you for sharing the Moody series, sweet books.Prov 17:22...tammyp

Mimi said...

you are a wonderful parent... and finding laughter will help you to help him...
blessings to you...I love his "fresh Air" spot...

Sharon said...

He looks very comfy in his fresh air space. You are right when you say you have to laugh.

Prov. 17:22: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Bless you,
Sharon

Edi said...

My kids and I have all enjoyed getting "fresh air" from the heater vents!

My sisters and I did that growing up...and my kids do it now (learned it from me). On cold days I sometimes like to sit in front of the heater vent (with or without a blanket over me) and soak up the heat! Wonderful!

Usually when the kids first get out of bed they like to sit in front of the heat...

Daughter of the King said...

Martie...
This was precious...and you are right about the way to look at things..you are a wise woman to make such great choices.....and your husband...what a jewel....you are blessed, my friend and I love your stories of your family.
Deby
I don't know why...but I think Zak is GETING some things in life we are missing????

Elise said...

Martie, you are wonderful. I am laughing here at the end of the day, and marveling at *you*. You bless. And so does Zak. :)

Becky K. said...

What a sweet post, Martie!

Zak is lucky...to have a family that loves him sooooo much! While he sounds like a handful he also sounds like he is a huge blessing!

Keep up the great work with your family. They are lovely.

Becky K.

A Note From Theresa said...

That was very cute.

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Thanks for sharing this! Laughter is the best!

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Susan said...

I like to sit by the vent and get some "fresh air" too! LOL That IS funny about him sitting next to the vent asleep!

Edi said...

Hi - I'm tagging you - if you'd like to participate - in this meme.

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Those are precious pictures and memories. And he is a precious creation of God. :)