I have the best readers in the universe. Thank you all so much. I love hearing about the successes. I always seem to get one of two things whenever I’m talking about this with others: They either blow it off (“Oh, boys are ALWAYS so much slower on everything than girls!”) or they explode it out (“Ohmigosh, he’s just like my nephew! He’s 38 years old, sits in his mom’s kitchen spinning plates on the floor all day and night, completely autistic!”)
I know Captain Adventure is going to be just fine. Just in the last few months he has made such tremendous headway – I know that if we can get him the help he needs, he will unlock the door that has him so bemused right now. I can’t wait to find out what’s going on in that skull of his; he is a wicked smart kid.
He just needs to learn how to get it out in the open. Right now he's got a plastic lion giving a cheetah a good talking to, complete with roars. I have no idea what they're saying to each other, but it is quite involved and has been going on for a good ten minutes now, with occasional breaks for rides on a wooden boat or trips up Mommy Mountain.
Just like any other three year old - but without words.
Still, better than it was some months ago. And going to get better still.
Every day, in tiny steps.
H. L. Mencken
22 hours ago