Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Well, I took both boys out shopping today. Both were in dire need of new shoes and both needed a few things to get ready for the summer. Jacob wasn't in the mood, but he never is. His mood changed some when we got to Target. He picked out his own shoes. Elijah found two pairs of shoes he liked and he could not make up his mind. I put both in the cart so he could make his final decision at the checkout stand.

We then went looking for clothes. I found some shorts and shirts for Elijah. We found one nintendo Mario Kart shirt that he was thrilled with! Jacob, who isn't quite fourteen, went and tried on size sixteen shorts. They fit! We had to go to the men's section to find some T-shirts for him. He picked out a "Blues Brothers" shirt and a Marvin the Martian shirt!

It was nice to buy things for my boys! They were both good in the store and we got in and out of there pretty quickly. I am not a big fan of shopping myself!! OH and Elijah chose the black sneakers over the white sneakers. He managed NOT to have a meltdown. In the past he sits and keeps changing his mind and cries over the shoes he has to leave! Much better today!

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