There were 2 really exciting moments for me over the long Thanksgiving weekend for me with regards to communication with my son. Just to bring you up to speed he has been diagnosed as having a developmental delay, oral aversion, and Sensory Processing Disorder. He is almost 4 but most days I feel like I still have a 2 year old.
Exciting Moment #1: I had just gotten out of the shower and wrapped a towel around my head as most woman probably do everyday. He asked me why I was wearing a hat on my head. I said, "No, it's a towel" and he said, "Oh, why are you wearing a towel on your head?"
You may not realize why this simple question just floored me so let me explain. Muffin never asks "why" questions, nor is he able to answer "why" questions. I was smiling as I was explaining that the towel was helping to dry my hair because I never have to explain anything to him!!!
Exciting Moment #2: This just happened tonight. I was trying to move the laundry into the dryer and calling out to him to finish up with the tooth brushing and get in bed. I kept saying between handful of wet clothing from washer to dryer, "Come on Muffin, let's go!" To which he stopped and leaned around the door jam to make eye contact with me down the hallway to say, "I'm brushing my teeth, I'm almost finished!" He was even a little exasperated with me for trying to rush him.
All I can say is pride swelled up inside me and all I could do was smile and say, "OK honey!" Way to go little man, mommy is so proud of you. I hope that means all the speech and OT is starting to pay off.