THE SHADDOX BOYS
Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!
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!