So, I have decided to join the fun with the Special Needs Blog Hop Question of the Week. I have never done this before, so be gentle with me...
The Question: Tell us a funny memory involving your child.
I am going to share two. The first happened this summer. I am not sure why this memory strikes me, but it is a great memory. Our friends were visiting from out of state, and we were celebrating a birthday of one of their kids. The whole group of us (house of 9 people!) were sitting around the table having birthday cake. I wasn't sure if J-man would eat it.... he has issues with new food, even if it is yummy stuff like cake. He has trust issues. So, we gave him a small piece and figured what will be will be.
Good food and good conversation were flowing and to be honest, I was paying very little attention to J-man. I would imagine he might have been trying to get my attention in his subtle, non-verbal way. Or maybe not. Who knows.
Anyhoo, we were munching and talking when... out of the blue... J-man exclaimed "CAKE!" and pointed directly at the cake. For a split second the table fell completely silent, and I looked at his plate. His cake was gone.
So, apparently, J-man likes cake. And wanted more. And got more, immediately.
That is my first really clear memory of J-man doing a spontaneous verbal request. It always makes me smile.
My second memory is really just a fun video from when J-man wasn't even one, and before I knew something was 'developmentally off' (although there was a seed of doubt). It is right before Christmas, and he is laughing at a video. I just love the sound of his laugh.
Now, a question for you all. I am curious... who are you? Except you, mom... I know you read. And a handful of my friends... but what about the rest of you? I would love to know who you are. If so inclined, drop me a line and tell me a little of your story. Or just give a hey-ho in the comments!