After my first post this morning I was surprised with something I did not expect, Daniel and I had our first at length conversation today! Here it is for your reading enjoyment.
Daniel: Go get fans, mom.
Me: You get the fans, Daniel.
Daniel: I have to get a chair, I have to get a big chair, mom.
Me: Ok, get a big chair.
Daniel: I can’t reach, mom.
Me: Ok, I’ll get them.
Daniel: You have to play.
Me: I have to put the chair back.
Daniel: I want you to play fans with me, mom.
For further background here, Joshua had fallen asleep on my lap so I could not move. I also forgot that David had moved all of Daniel’s fans to the top of the closet in the play room. I thought they were still in the hall closet which was right behind where I was sitting, once I remembered they were a lot higher than I thought and in a completely different room, I had to move Joshua and go help Daniel. I did not want any accidents! I still let him drag the kitchen chair into the playroom but I followed to make sure everything went ok. He moved it to the closet, rearranged it and adjusted it just so, to reach his two containers of fans. He was a couple of inches off, so he was asking for help when he said that he couldn’t reach, so I got them for him and that is the story. I put the chair back and came and played fans and he shared with me about all of the different colored fish he had in his spinning fish game (which is considered a fan in his book) and he counted them for me. He continued talking to me and then heard David come down for lunch.
He ran to him and said “I want to hold you Daddy!”.
He is now playing play doh with Ariel and they are talking about play doh and all kinds of things. It’s like the verbal floodgates just burst open today and I just don’t know how to take it. It is a very good feeling. I have known for a while that he has all of these words running through his mind but they do not seem to come out through his mouth but today they are coming and he is a very happy little guy. He is talking, laughing and adding his two cents to everything.I do not take it for granted because I know that tomorrow he may not feel like talking and that is ok, it is just really good to have confirmation of what I felt, he has a lot to say and he will say it when he needs to or wants to. He also made his first self-portrait today and then a picture of Ariel. He drew eyes, a nose, a mouth, and legs! I have been asking him to do this for at least a year now. So there you go, whenever he is ready.
It’s a good day.