In one of those make-my-day moments, during speech therapy J-Man actually fed a bear with an empty spoon after ‘dipping’ the spoon in an empty bowl. So nothing in the bowl or on the spoon, and – shocking newsflash – stuffed bears don’t eat! It’s an abstract, non-literal event! And this is a kid with all manner of feeding issues who is distrustful of most all things culinary. But with some encouragement and direction, he figured out he could pretend to feed the bear without there needing to be literal feeding going on, and he thought it was fun!
If there was one part of the autism evaluation that he basically scored close to zero on, it was pretend play.
He’s never done this before. So….
We now interrupt this news flash for a freak out.
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!
W00t! Huzzah! Yay!
We now return you to our regular programming.
Today’s new conversation:
“Who’s the man?”
“I-I muh-muh!” (I’m the man!)
The little bits of grace that sneak up on you. The little cures for what ails ya.