Now that R is talking more and more- I am discovering how interesting his way of thinking is
When our friend was lying down on a towel sunbathing- R looked at her and said
"Sleeping Bag "
Can you see it ?
He picked my red lined socks out of the laundry and said "Santa Claus Socks " --
Well they are red and white
R insisted on wearing them and for the first time in his life slepts with socks on
Thank you Santa
He has been asking to play tennis for a while .
DH ( who is the quintessesntial sportsman ) has brought him a set of tennis balls and rackets
We go to play tennis with some of our friends and R has a great time
He savors all the elements of the game - is able to hit the ball a few times- but this is only a small part of the joy he gets from the game
Through his eyes- simple game of tennis is a multisensory experience
Have you ever noticed the perfect symmetry of the clean lines of a tennis court?
Do you know how many perfect shapes are hidden in a tennis raquet ?
Well I do
I do now
This new dimension to tennis is not all I discover .
I also see how wonderful DH is as he - a true sportsman - takes a not-at-all sporty child completely in his stride.
Brings whatever new game R shows interest in
And is completely charmed when R enjoys it in his way without worrying about the appropriateness of the play
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The eyes of R make everything more interesting
An Icecream Cone becaomes a Birthday Hat
A set of blocks becomes a Giraffe
And so on
I just so love his way of thinking
Another thing I love about him , is the way he loves
How can I describe the joy of being the object of R's affection?
Here is me trying to exercise but as soon as R sees me on the exercise ball he takes it as a chance for a cuddle
Can you see me?
Beneath the DVD player
There is a child
Beneath the child
Above the exercise ball
Is a mother
Every spare minute that he is not in school or in therapy - R tries to make sure he is with me
Here I am sorting out the linen cupboard and right next to me in this sideways picture is R
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