The County wants him to stay here. He is thriving. And we adore him. Where will he go? A staffed Group Home, "if" they can find one. We asked for a Denial of the license so we could appeal. But they won't even answer us that yet.
G is one of NINE boys here! There are only 7 of us girls!!
We have to squirt Mosie if he pulls the cat's tail- he just won't stop!!
Julius is very bright but not very motivated. He doesn't learn from his mistakes. So he repeats them over and over. He is as stubborn as can be!
He knows many signs but he won't use them unless I tell him to "tell me". Even then he might ignore me.
He has very poor hearing, he qualifies for deaf/hard of hearing services. And he has his Autism.
His world has been expanding though. Recently he started "showing" he was angry!! He took a toy from his sister Mercy's basket. Mercy used to not even care about her toys. But she is growing too, and now she has decided that she does care!! So she followed Pauly to the hallway where he had sat in a chair to play with the toy, and she grabbed it back and ran to her room with it!! Pauly got up and followed her. She is fast and he is slower. He got into the room and saw she had the toy by her. He looked very unhappy. He walked back into the hallway and sat in his chair and stomped his feet, making an unhappy sound. He was mad!!
Most of the time Pauly is very silly, happy go lucky, and now he gets angry!
He does like music. He has his own Bose radio/CD player that is turned off and on by him just touching it. He listens to CDs and makes tall lego towers. He used to write and draw until he decided he wanted to decorate his room with markers. We thought he'd outgrown this but I guess when you get creative it's hard to stop! :o)
We are super excited. The boy's favorite Brother in law Dan is making them new bunk beds!
The bunks they have now are stacked 2 high with too much bed space. I measured and brainstormed. The new bunks will be 3 high instead of 2. They will be the same height as the old bunks because the bottom bunk will sit on the floor with no space underneath. They will be 7" narrower and 17" shorter. They'll take up less space!
One set will go in Samson's room, with Samson on top, Noah on the bottom, Moses in the middle. Right now Samson and Noah share the bunk beds and Mosie has a trundle that slides from under.
In Isaiah's room the other triple bunk will sleep Julius on top, Pauly in the middle and Jacob on the bottom. Right now we have 2 sets of bunks in that room for Isaiah and those 3.
We are not sure if we'll keep Isaiah on his top bunk with the bottom bunk empty, or give him a single bed.
He has been growing more grey hair than usual chasing our sweet G. around. It has really helped G to have an ever present man/foster dad in his life. I tell Tom God sent G to him. They learn from each other. :o)