The Little Things
Today my wife was feeling really bad, and we needed to work out a way for my son to get to school and get home. Â So, I took a sick day to take care of my wife and my son. Â So I ran to work first to set up the CCNA Bootcamp that started today, and then I ran back home to take my son to school. Â Once there, I checked with my son's teacher and told her the results of his psychologist visit. Â Jonathan couldn't wait to start playing, and ran right in with the other children. Â I then came home, did some yard work, got some Jello for my wife, and then headed back to get my son. Â He was sitting on the teacher's lap, and looking at a book! Â Now, you may think this isn't a big deal, but my son has no attention span for books as part of his disorder.As we were leaving, he gave his teacher some eye contact. Â Eye contact! Â He doesn't give people eye contact, as part of his disorder. Â This is a huge advancement for him. Â It means that he is working through his disorder in order to communicate. Â Overjoyed, I brought him home. Â He then asked for juice, which he never has before. Â His vocabulary is growing, and each day I get more and more excited. Â He's spending more time indicating, and less time trying to make me get what he wants. Â Of course, he still wants to do things on his own, and I'm still willing to let him dress himself and get his own dinner. Â But all things considered, I'm excited that he is willing to include us in his life.