She Found It and Made A Mess!

She Found It and Made A Mess!

– Hi. Arguing. What are you guys arguing about? – He says that this isn’t gonna. He just keeps telling me
through slide it through, slide it through, slide it through. – Just slide it through. You just slide it through, Summer. – [Asa] Don’t drag it
on the door paint, dude. – [Summer] That’s what I’m saying. – It just slide through. I got it. – [Asa] You took the paint off the door. – No, I didn’t. – [Asa] Yeah, kind of did. (laughter) – [Summer] See, I told you. – [Asa] Bye, Ab. Abbie,
you need to go swimming. Do something. – [Priscilla] We’re
going to go in the pool. Don’t you worry. – [Asa] Okay, have fun. – [Priscilla] Thanks. – We’re probably also going to get dunked. – [Asa] You guys look so energetic. That’s okay, we’re going
to get Duncan, too. Duncan’s paying for it, so. – It’s expected. – [Asa] Yeah. That right there? – It’s going up here. – [Asa] Where? – Move. – [Asa] Oh, move? Okay. Oh yeah. That’s going
to look good. I like it. – Bye. – [Asa] Sweet girl. Do you
need a nap or something? – I love you. You were up late last night. – [Asa] Yeah, she was. – I love you. Goodbye. You’ve
eaten all the things today. – We’ve got to take the
keys back for the old house. We’re going to go drop
those off with the realtor for that house. We’re going to
head and do that real quick. And pick up a couple of
things for this house. We’ve been trying to do.
Oh, welcome to the vlog, by the way. We’ve been
trying to do a room a day or you know part of a room
per day or whatever. So this lipstick mama’s area over here. – [Priscilla] Yup. – Yes, we’re in the laundry room right now but it’s a great spot and
it would be wasted space if she didn’t do it I think.
So this is what it will look like when she’s live
sharing. She’ll be sitting here and this will be her backdrop like that. – Yup. – [Asa] Looks very nice. – I need to get a couple
more things for the hooks. – [Asa] Yeah, you can dress
it up. And we’re talking about doing like a vinyl on this
door, on this pocket door, that says “Lipstick Mama” right there. – Yeah. – [Asa] That will be a good idea. – Sir. And I’ve got all of my things. – [Asa] Are you going to put
something in your basket? – Yeah, I should. I’ve
got all my things here. – [Asa] Yeah. – So it works out good I can
have everything right here. – [Asa] Very accessible. – I love it. – [Asa] You turn around and grab something and it’s super well-lit.
What do you think, Maverick? Is it beautiful? – [Priscilla] I think it is. – [Asa] Is it beautiful? Huh? Aw stretch. – Sweet boy. I think he’s
really loving the house. Aren’t you? – [Asa] I agree. He’s
very comfortable here. – Yeah. All right bud, we’ll
be back in a little bit. – Somebody asked in a livestream
last night on YouNow how Maverick was doing. Like has
he found his spot and stuff. He has, he has his main spot
is at the foot of the stairs on the fuzzy carpet in the family room. Like he’ll tuck himself
underneath that last step. It’s pretty funny. Aw man. Summertime in Florida.
Summertime in Florida. Okay, so I wanted to reply
to, answer some, and read some of your questions and comments
from YouTube. Here we go. So this one’s from Rocky 40.
Rocky says, Is it not mandatory in USA to have pools
fully fenced and secure, even when enclosed in a
yard? I think it depends. It’s not a national law, it’s
like a state thing, right? – Right and I think it
may be county by county. – Right. – I know like when my
parents had their pool built, they had to have an
enclosure. But that’s because they didn’t have a fence at the time. But they also have a fence.
So we have a fenced in yard. – Yeah, fully fenced in. – Because it’s protecting,
not your family, it’s protecting other
people like if they were to come into your yard. – So yeah, there are
certain things and then it depends on when the pool was built. So some pools, like our pool,
would’ve been grandfathered in to whatever it was when
they built the pool. – Sure. – So like my parents had
to have certain alarms and stuff put in because they
just had their pool built five years ago. – And we’ve had lots of
questions about pool safety and stuff like that.
We will talk about that when I go through all the
safety things in the house that we’re doing for Abbie. We’ll address that more in depth. – Well, and I also want people to know that she’s fully capable. She swims. – Oh yeah. – So don’t ever be alarmed.
She’s not going to be left alone but if something were to
happen she knows how to swim. – Yeah, it’s, there’s
a lot of aspects to it. You know, she’s 14 and she’s autistic and she’s developmentally
delayed but it doesn’t mean she’s a baby. She’s not
a toddler. So there are, there’s a lot of parts to
that but we’ll talk about it more in the safety video. Galaxy Doppler commented
on one of our videos that went kind like of mini-viral. Said, “Why is this in my recommendation?” Because you need more
wholesome goodness, happiness in your life, clearly YouTube
thinks so. That’s why. – And they’re trying to educate
you and bring awareness. – That’s right. – And it worked. – Make the world a softer
landing place for all our kiddos. – Another medium hot
coffee with cream only. – Oneal says, “This is a random
question but I must know! You guys are using the Dunkin
App correct? Just thinking of all the free drinks
you could be getting. LOL” – Thank you. – You’re welcome. – Yup, we do. – [Asa] Oh, my goodness! Do
you have all your friends here? – What’s up? – [Asa] Is it the best ever? (laughter) – [Friend] Look at her face. – [Asa] Say, “Dad. Girl time.
What are you doing here?” – [Priscilla] Look, they
were even watching Friends. – [Asa] Yeah, they were. Look at you. (laughter) So stereotypical. (laughter) We are very much aware
of how fortunate we are that Abbie has her buddies, her
friends, her support people, her respite providers. All
the people in Ab bie’s life. Team Abbie, right? – Yup. – [Asa] It’s always been Team Abbie. – It has. – [Asa] You are cooking in your kitchen? – I am. – [Asa] I’m so excited. You have no idea. Making some spaghetti? – Yup. – [Asa] Yes! Fist pump. – Spaghetti and salad and bread. – [Asa] Sweet. So, JFK says, “Couldn’t she
just climb over the gate?” Her gate to her room. Yes, she could. She actually used to when
she was little, itty bitty. We had a very similar, same
size gate, and she would throw a leg up but it
was like shoulder height, throw a leg up and pull herself up. The biggest difference
between now and then is she’s not as bold as she was back then. So not just her lack of
boldness now that she’s older and more scared of things
like heights and climbing and whatnot, but also she’s lazier. It’s easier for her to just
stand at the gate and she yells and that wakes us up and we go get her. – Yup. – So, you know, she
understands things like that. Why climb when mom and dad
will just let me out anyway? And in relation to the
gate, Holly Stiles says, “While I generally agree
with the not keeping kids in their rooms I work
for a few kids who are extremely aggressive to others
or destructive even with full time ABA and medication.
They’ve put cameras in their rooms and created them
to be completely safe places for them to deescalate
during a massive meltdown, and that works for them.
Completely agree with not putting them in there just
cause but as a way to put them into a safe location when
they’ve been hurting themselves or others or destroying the environment. Sometimes a safe room
is needed and helpful and this is coming from
someone who is also a Registered Behavioral
Tech in the ABA world.” We don’t disagree. – Yeah, no we’re fully on board with that. Even when Abbie’s having
a meltdown sometimes or just having a tantrum,
we will send her to her room and tell her to calm down
before she comes back down. – Right. And the difference
between Abbie and another, you know a kid like you’re
describing, is we can tell her to go to her room and she’ll
try to come out a few times but we’ll tell her to get
back in there without locking the gate or the door or
anything and she can deescalate. We know, like obviously
what we were talking about in that vlog, does not
apply in this situation. – Right. – This is not locking your kids in because they need a break. This is helping them to
cope with the behaviors and the feelings and the sensory overload. It’s a case by case thing. If
you’re one of those parents that has to do that you know who you are. – Yeah. – So that’s not, you know. Maybe you’re new to the autism
world. One of our viewers that aren’t familiar
with things like that. There are situations like and
they’re not entirely uncommon where the parents have
created like a safe room for their child. Like
literally no sharp edges, no hard surfaces, nothing
that could be destroyed. They’ve even, plexiglass
around the base of the walls so they can’t kick through
the drywall. Like a safe room for them to deescalate
when they’re in the middle of a meltdown. You’re talking
about parents that are having to deal with behaviors
that are coming from a child that’s as as big as they are
and as strong as they are. It’s a tough situation.
It’s a real life thing. It happens to a lot of
families. A lot of kids. Go girl. Go. Get over that thing. Nice jump. Good job. So we’re answering
questions from the comments and stuff like that. Replying to stuff. Isabelle said, “I have a
question. Do you use real ASL with Abbie or have you made
easier sign language for her?” So we call it Modified Sign because of Abigail’s motor control
and also some of her stemming behaviors are
similar to sign language. So we use Modified Sign
so that, yes, so basically so that it’s easier. Hey, can you show me the sign for candy? Candy. So that’s ASL. And then Abbie. (laughter) How ironic. I was going
to ask you for the sign for goldfish. Hey. – Look. – [Asa] Can you say fish? – Up here. – [Asa] So that’s fish. Whereas ASL fish, I do believe, is that. – I think it is, too. – [Asa] Yeah. But Abbie
just goes because that’s what she can do. She’s like watch me. Watch I’ll be a fish. (laughter) – I’m busy. – I’ll be a fish. – [Asa] How do you do drink?
Drink. That’s drink. Yup. So Abbie does drink like this.
Hers kind of looks like this. But this is the actual sign for cup. So that just means she wants
a drink as a general sign just like eat is for her. Mom made dinner. Are you so excited? – [Priscilla] Look at that big plate. – [Asa] Look at that. Hey,
can you tell mom thank you? Tell mom thank you. Hey wait
a sec. Tell mom thank you. Say, look, look Ab. Say thank you. – You’re welcome. – [Asa] Looks good, Babe. I
said earlier how fortunate we were to have the people in
Abbie’s life like caregivers, and respite providers and stuff like that. But Becca’s not working.
She just stopped by. – No, yeah just hanging out. – I just want to point that
out and make that clear. She just wanted to hang out.
Abbie you’re kind of popular. People like you. – [Isaiah] She just wanted a free dinner. (laughter) – Maybe. – [Priscilla] She is a college kid. – [Asa] Yeah. – When I was telling everyone
I was coming to hang out I was like I haven’t seen
her since she was at camp and I only saw her once
all summer. Three months. I need to go hang out with Abbie. – [Priscilla] Aw. That’s right. – [Asa] Yup. – It’s been so long. – [Priscilla] We’ve missed you. – [Asa] And you’re
right down the road now. You said three and a
half minutes? Is that? – It’s like 1.2 miles. – [Asa] Wow. – I hit every red light and
it only took me 3.5 minutes. – [Asa] If the car won’t
start you could just jog here. – Yeah. – Hey guys. So, we were
going to go up and finish Ab bie’s room tonight and
show you and do all these awesome things but
instead we’re working on a special project. Huh, Isaiah? – [Isaiah] Yeah, very special. – So Abbie. – [Isaiah] Super secret. – Discovered the fireplace
and there were ashes in there. – [Isaiah] Like a lot.
Like it looks like it was the fire they started when
they first built the house in like 1912 and then they
just kept it burning forever. There is so much in here. – So we tried the Shop-Vac
and then Asa like added a filter thing but it
just blows ash all over. So now. – [Isaiah] It looked like a hookah lounge in our living room. – Isaiah is handling that
project. Summer and I are keeping guard for Abbie to stay in
this room, which it’s working, and Dad is building IKEA furniture. – Putting together her dresser. – [Priscilla] Yeah. – I was really hoping she
wouldn’t find the fireplace because I did not want to deal with it. I did not, you know, we didn’t
have the fireplace tools or anything so it was like
hopefully it holds out long enough that we don’t
have to mess with it for awhile. – [Priscilla] But she found it. – She found it. – [Priscilla] So hopefully
tomorrow I can get all her clothes put in her dresser. – Yeah, we’ll get this up there tonight. – [Priscilla] Yeah. – Yup. – [Priscilla] Hey girl.
Are you causing havoc? Wreaking havoc on the fam? – I think it’s time for bed, Ab. – [Priscilla] Oh yeah. Look at that. – Oh yeah. Yup. I see it. – [Priscilla] You want to go to bed? Hey, let’s go potty and
then we’ll go to bed. Okay? Are you ready? Hey can you
say goodbye to our friends? – Bye, see you guys tomorrow. – Bye! – [Priscilla] Bye! Can you
close out the vlog? Hey. – [Asa] Over there. – [Priscilla] Close out the vlog? (beep) – [Priscilla] Isaiah, hey
so we’re just putting a couple of those boxes out.
Can you get the one last one? – [Isaiah] Yeah. – [Priscilla] And take it out there. – [Isaiah] Yeah. Okay. – [Priscilla] She’s just
putting them in the garage. – [Isaiah] Yeah, I know. (screaming) (laughter) – Good job, Sum. Good job. (laughter) – I really hope this got his reaction. You guys I was in here. Good job, Sil.

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  1. Random questions: 1) What was Abbie like as a baby/toddler? When was she diagnosed with autism? 2) Will you share your spaghetti recipe?

  2. I worked for an Elementary school that has an EBD program. For all grades K-5 and we had a full padded room for them. Some of the kids were like Abby and didnt really use the room. However we had children that were extremely dangerous to not only the other children but them selves. I had a boy chase a girl with pigtails with scissors trying to cut her hair off. We had kids that would throw themselves against the walls and scream awful things. The padded empty room was needed for them to calm down. My heart would break for the kids because all you want to do is hug them and love them.

  3. In Australia all pools even bigger kiddie pools need to be fenced only around pool itself, as well as your fenced yard .or you get big fines because so many kids drown in un fenced pools in Australia

  4. am i the only one who thinks becca looks like isaiah? like they could easily be siblings. does anyone know if she is related to the maass family?

  5. Will Abbie stay out of your makeup area Priscilla? I mean lets be real, NT or not, if my 7 year old gets into my makeup one of us may not survive 😂

  6. I've just started dating someone who has veryy mild Autism, it doesn't effect him majorly, but he is stuck in his routines. And this is so interesting, I know Abbie has severe Autism but it's so helpful and interesting very wholesome 😊

  7. The pool thing. At least here depends on the county and city and if you're in city limits and all that. Usually in rural areas or even out if city limits theres no "law " just based on your own preference. And most insurance companies have you post a sign. Like not responsible at your own risk kinda thing in case someone comes in invited or not. We had to have all that bc we owned horses…

  8. So I haven't finished the video so I have no idea if you answered this question and you've mentioned you were at lows i think training maverick as a service dog in a previous vlog when he was a service dog but I keep forgetting to ask what was maverick for when he was a service dog?

  9. America runs on Dunkin’? More like the Maass Squad runs on Dunkin’ 😂
    Abbie’s little wave as she turned around when she was in the pool and she heard you say “Hey” before asking her to show you “candy” was so cute!

  10. Do you ever feel just done with therapy coming to your house constantly? My 2 year old has 3 therapists that come to our house every week as well as center therapies and I’m starting to feel stressed out by always having to be company ready as well as taking care of a newborn 🙁 obviously I know how important therapy is but I’m losing my mind.

  11. Wait did Isaiah try and square up to Summer when she scared him at the end cause it looked like he was about to lay a punch down hah!

  12. I have to deal with melt downs and blow ups and yeah ashton is 20 pounds 189 pounds and it's hard mentally and physically so yeah I have that issue and iam glad Abby isn't like that

  13. After Abby closed the vlog I thought was just going to be small talk like it usually is. Summer scared me so badly as well I screamed and threw my cup of water in the air. I'm using my spare keyboard to write this comment. 😉😊

  14. I watched that ending like 4 times hahahaha I'm crying! Isaiah got so mad! Oh man I wish I was there you guys are so funnnnnn!!! 😍❤❤❤🤣🤣

  15. I really hope y’all see my comment. I have been subscribed and watching your channel for a few months now and I have completely been educated on something that has warmed my heart. I have so much respect for every single one of you in your family including summer, because she’s like a sister to Abbie! My 15 year old cousin has autism, however it is mild. After discovering your families channel, I have gained so much from following your journey. I never comment on the channels I watch, but you guys are a very supportive family. Keep moving forward and I will be here following the whole way, because i adore you guys! Love y’all so much!!❤️

  16. Abby could definitley win eating how she always just dives into her food she doesn't play bout food time ….

  17. Your basket for lipstick mama you should decorate for the seasons and or holidays
    Like for fall pumpkins and leaves
    Christmas lights ornaments and fluffy snow

  18. I really have learned how to manage some autism things from the way the Maas Squad works with Abbie. I have a 19 yr old son that is Autistic.

  19. I love Priscilla’s sense of style! Everything is coming along beautifully, so happy for you guys! Can’t wait to see the house fully done!

  20. I just love y’all. Favorite part of my day is getting a notification that y’all have uploaded a new video 💖

  21. You always make me in a better mood. I don't know anybody with autism and I don't really look at your video because of that. Even if I like that I learn something new. I look because you're a great family who just happend to have autism in your life. Love your new place.

  22. Some homes have a small kid and disabled kid law to protect them, but I know when you get everything in it's place that you'll have alarms on all the doors so I think that's why most of us weren't that worried about it, it's just you haven't been able to get to that yet plus she only jumps in when she is outside with someone and don't want to help any more

  23. Can you put a lock on the fireplace similar to the refrigerator and if not just put something to block it temporarily

  24. You mean chimneys are not a magical gateway to a land of rooftops with dancing sweeps singing a medley of jaunty tunes?…my life has been a complete lie…excuse me while I go and have a lie down.
    13:34 "what's in the booooox!"

  25. "Make the world a softer landing place for all of our kiddos" that's the best way to put it. – I'm the mom of a six year old Autistic boy and love you all.

  26. Almost wet myself when I heard Isaiah scream like a five year old with a cockroach in their hair. 😂 🤣 well played ladies..

  27. Literally ever since this channel was in my recommendations I’ve watched it every single day. I’m glad YouTube recommended it to me

  28. My question is that id reaallyyy want an answer too is how early on that you realised abby had autism ? Was it caught before birth ir after??also i love watching your videos its absolutely amazing what you guys do to spread and share awareness 😍😍

  29. Thank you for answering my question! I'm honestly having a fangirl moment right now! Lol You guys are definitely my favorite YouTube family!

  30. Hahaha they will find anything they can to get into. My 6 year old is fascinated with getting in the cat's food and throwing it everywhere. Lol.

    Abbie is a beautiful child and her progress is inspirational for other parents of autism.

  31. Too bad I don't live closer – I LOVE putting furniture together!! It is so fun and relaxing for me. Totally would do it for free for you!

  32. Oh wow, that’s so interesting about the pool fence thing. I live in Australia and we have to have a fence even for certain blow up pools if they are 30cm or more deep ( roughly 12 inches). Even when there’s no children even on the property. It’s a bit of a hassle but it’s lowered the amount of child drownings so that’s the main thing.

  33. Hey i used to it i worked with a guy who just like abbie and my best friend niece who have autism to like and i self talk myself asl and its hard

  34. Priscilla has lost soooooo much weight!! It’s such a crazy difference watching this vlog and a vlog from last year!

  35. One of y’all videos were in my recommendation an I’m literally hooked to your channel now 😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  36. When Abbie went straight to the couch and grabbed her blanket to possibly sleep again, I was thinking “She’s just like me” LOL 😝

  37. OK so just watching this video and when you come back from your coffee run I noticed friends in the backround and I love friends. If abby loves friends I would love to help you take her to go see the Friends set tour in Hollywood. love your family and it was brought to my attention yesterday that I miss spoke about not knowing how to help with autism apparently my dads best friends son is autistic, I never knew. My question is can that be possible, when he was born I was made his godmother so I did not think anything of his behavior.

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