Charlie got off the bus today looking like this:
It was field day at school and apparently they had found a way for him to participate. They told me that he had had a great day and I was thrilled. I even called his Mawmaw so she could come over and check out he dazzling face decorations.
Right before bed, I got the idea to open up his communication app (I’m using Proloquo 2 Go now since it produces larger letters than the Notes app). I thought I’d ask a couple questions and see how far he’d let me go. It went something like that:
Me: Did you enjoy Field Day today?
Me: What? I thought they said you had a good time–why didn’t you like Field Day?
Me: Ahhhhhhhh Did you like getting your face painted?
Charlie: Y –at this point he tries to stop typing, but I make him do it anyway. e-s
Me: Did you get to say hello to people today?
Me: Did you like that Mawmaw came over to see your face paint?
At that point I ran out of questions and he ran out of patience, but Holy Moly! a real conversation with my kid. I’ll admit, it was a lot of yes/no, but I really wasn’t expecting him to answer so many questions.
My heart is happy–I had my first real conversation with my son. Who knew how amazing that could be?