Baylee is most destructive to things she loves. I don’t understand it. She tears up photos that she LOVES to look at and they are usually photos of people she loves. She loves her stuffed bunny, but she’s mean to it, too. She routinely tries to drown it, throw it in the trash, or over the fence where she can’t get to it. She’ll throw it out the window of a moving car if we don’t child-lock the windows. I don’t know how many beloved “babies” we’ve lost on the highway.
Baylee also loves her DynaMyte which is an augmentative communication device. It gives her a voice at school. She was so excited when we upgraded the color-screened DynaMyte from the Dynamo. Well, today she threw it in the kitchen sink and ran water over it. It’s fried. It cannot be repaired because the chips are no longer manufactured for it. We knew once the chip fried that it was done, but it was running perfectly until today. It will cost thousands and thousands of dollars to replace it with something similar and I hesitate to do so because I know she’ll just throw it in the sink again. I think sign language is the only safe option for her which is unfortunate. With the DymaMyte she could communicate with anyone. With sign language she’ll only be able to communicate with people familiar with her signs.
It is a sad day as we mourn the death of Baylee’s voice at her own hands.