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!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mom, The Freezer is Locked!

Elijah has always been a child who gets into mischief. It always seems to find him. He reminds me of the kid in Goonies, Chunk, who always seemed to break things and get into mischief. This is my Elijah!

Well, one thing he likes to do is explore in the freezer in the garage. One day, when staying with Jacob, he ate a whole thing of chocolate chip cookie dough. Another day, he may get into the waffles and eat four for breakfast on a weekend morning. Just this morning, I woke up to find him in the den sitting in the electric mower's box that had been in the garage!

My partner has been wanting to buy a lock for the freezer, just to keep Elijah out of there. Even Jacob gets into things that we would rather he not eat. I finally told her she could order it and we installed it last weekend. We didn't mention it to the boys, because we wanted to see what they would say when they found it. Well, Jacob mentioned it after a few days, but no word from Elijah. Well, today while at grocery shopping he looked at me and said, "mom, there is a lock on the freezer!". I told him that I knew that and we put it there to keep him out of it! He looked a little baffled, like why would WE want to keep him out of it. He then said, "what's the code?" to which I laughed and said, "well we aren't telling you!"

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