will you play with me?
ladies and gentlemen, it’s Mom! (applauds)
are all unprompted and unsolicited utterances of my oldest son, today! I think there are some changes going on in his language centers.
The other day he said “I love you too” when I said “I love you kids!” And last night we had a conversation, which is unheard (ha, ha) of.
I said “Hey, Bede. Are you tired?”
He said “No.”
I said “I’m tired. Are you sure you’re not tired?”
He said “Yeah. I am tired.” and yawned.
I said “Gloria and I are going to sit on the sofa. Do you want to sit on the sofa with us?”
He said “Yeah. I’m tired. I want to sit on the sofa.” and made no move towards the living room.
I said “Well, let’s go then, buddy,” and he was up and off to the sofa.
That’s more give and take conversation than I’ve ever had with him, I think. Mind you, he stiil sounds like a Dalek, with that charming flat autistic prosody and inflection. It’s very appealing.
Now he’s reading Calvin and Hobbes. What a cutie.