Times are stressful as frak. I mean, we got the countdown to
Iris’ impending doom, the risk of losing Caitlin to her evil alter-ego Killer
Frost, and this weird dude with the touch of death running around making things
decay. Can we please have a week where
we are not tiptoeing on the brink of disaster?
You’re spiraling, Cisco. Take a deep breath and focus on the
positives. Every cloud has a silver
lining, right? I guess ours would be Wally making serious progress in his
speedster training. He mastered the whole phasing thing and is making Kid Flash
a bonafide sensation. Seriously, Kid Flash is more popular than memes here in
Central City! I figured it was high time for me and Wally to have a low-key
bromance and hit up the town. I mean, we’re both coming into our own as
superheroes, after all. It’s the Vibe / Kid Flash crossover event! Vibe and Kid
Flash’s Excellent Adventure? Vibe Cassidy and the Flashdance Kid? I’ll work on
it. Either way, it was on like Donkey Kong.
Since we’re both not-so-secretly pining for our other-Earth
baes, Jesse Quick and Gypsy, we took ourselves off the market and decided to
just have fun and not worry about the whole dating game. Wally didn’t strike me
as a karaoke type, so I knew the perfect spot for our epic night – Central
City’s brand new barcade! We got there and the joint was lit. From vintage video games to a sick DJ pumping
tunes, the entire place was one giant party.
Wally was all giddy when he overheard a group of girls crushing on Kid
Flash, so we totes photo-bombed their selfies. I tore up Skee Ball and Wally brought
the moves on Dance Dance Revolution - safe to say that the Vibe and Kid Flash
team up could be best described as a fire
That is until the temperature dropped about 50 degrees.
Suddenly everything turned frigid. We
could see our breath! Wally and I were both freaking. These days sudden chilly conditions always
makes me worry about my homegirl Caitlin. I had to check over my shoulder and
make sure she wasn’t lurking anywhere nearby! But we were in the clear – we overheard
the manager on the phone complaining that the AC unit had gone haywire. The
party was cooling off - people were shivering and sliding to the exit. So I ran over to the AC unit gave it a touch
and vibed to see what was wrong. Turns
out it needed a new part from a factory in Star City. I gave Wally the deets and
he was there and back in a (kid) flash. We helped the manager install it and
brought back the heat. The party was saved!
As the night ended, we used our last quarters on some
classics arcade games. I got hooked on
Donkey Kong and Wally was blown away by my mad skills of taking down that crazy
gorilla. If only Grodd’s attacks were as
easy to dodge as Donkey Kong’s barrels! I gotta say I’m still stoked he’s out of our
hair for good. Now, does any one have change for a dollar? Wally and I are
ready for our next barcade team-up!
28: Which one owns a pet that the other is absolutely terrified of?
This doesn’t really apply to any of them. The only ones who would ever own a pet is Doc and Teach, and there would be some pretty heavy discussion ahead of time before getting any sort of pet. If one was uncomfortable with it, it would be 100% a no-go.
29: Which one holds the umbrella over both of them when it rains?
Goop & Kid: It would probably be Goop just because he’s taller. Also even though he won’t admit it he likes doing small things like that for him, just making sure he’s comfortable. He sorta likes to live the sensation of touch through Kid, if that makes sense? He knows that his friend feels a little too much so he finds enjoyment in being able to help him with that and make sure he’s comfortable.
Doc & Teach: Depends. Teach sometimes because he’s taller, but I feel like if Doc was given the chance he would hold it for him just because he wants to take the responsibility away from Teach and onto himself. Even if that means holding it up in a ridiculous way so it doesn’t bump his husband in the head.
Boa & Andorfus: Let’s be honest, someone else is holding the umbrella for both of them. Or holding one for Andorfus and Boa just clings to him to get under too.
This book is a great start to understanding Sensory Processing Disorder. It explains the lingo of the disorder thoroughly.
* The Out-of-Sync Child has Fun
Also by Carol Stock Kranowitz
This book is full of suggestions to help children with Sensory Processing Disorder. Includes activities to encourage healthy sensory growth and to develop toleration. It puts power into the parent’s hands to help their child with SPD.
* Sensational Kids
By Lucy Jane Miller
This book, like The Out-of Sync Child, is full of explanations, goes further into why a child has this brain syndrome.
* Raising a Sensory Smart Child
By Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske
This goes way beyond the initial diagnosis and the first few stages of getting help and therapy. It uses research to back suggestions of raising a child with SPD even into the teenage years.
* The Highly Sensitive Child
By Elaine N. Aron
Although this book is not specifically targeted to parents of kids with SPD, it is for parents of sensitive kids. This is more of an emotional book, trying to teach parents to understand their kids’ feelings.
Sporting had this kid playing for them- a skinny, baby-faced 18-year-old with blonde highlights in his hair. He had everything: speed and athleticism, touch and vision. He danced over the ball, tormenting our defenders…the kid was sensational. [He] performed astonishing tricks with the ball, then shrugged, as if to say “Oh, that’s nothing.” It was a kind of look-at-me showmanship that bordered on arrogance, but it was impossible to take your eyes off him.
Later, in the locker room, I heard my teammates rave. Ronaldo, they exclaimed. Cristiano Ronaldo.