No matter what, we never give up on our kids, Gavin’s no exception. Even if it takes a million attempts to help Gavin remember how to perform every day tasks, we’re going to try it a million times.
Today I took Gavin with me to fill the water jugs. This isn’t uncommon and I’ve shared this a few times before.
My goal with bringing him along, is that one day, he’ll be able to do this by himself. My hope is that a day will come when I can bring Gavin to Clearwater and he can buy the water tokens, as well as fill up the jugs.
This may seem like a really weird goal, and I suppose it is. However, peel back the surface and this is about Gavin gaining independence.
So what if it just means he can fill the water jugs. That would be a major accomplishment and something we could all be proud of.
Today’s trip to Clearwater had me buying the tokens and Gavin setting up the water jugs, putting the tokens in the dispenser, filling the jugs and capping them off. He did really well and even put the caps on all by himself.
He struggles a bit with the timing part. Basically, he let’s the jugs overflow and then sorta panics a bit. This is something we are just going to have to keep practicing. 🙂
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