Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Pick a Piece!"

Gabe's teacher reported today that he has been much more aware of others this week at school and has been interacting more with peers.  She says she can tell that he enjoys others being around  him.  I have seen heightened awareness with Gabe at home.  He has been much more conversational with his father and I.  

Just a few minutes ago, Gabe ran up to me and looked me right in the eyes and said, "Pick a piece!"  I said, "A piece?  What kind of piece?"  He replied, "Puzzle!"  I then asked, "What kind of puzzle piece?"  He proudly stated, "pink" and then flashed the biggest smile and ran off.  I have no idea what in the world he was trying to share with me, but seeing that proud smile of accomplishment cross his face at the end of our "conversation" made me realize that this story about picking the pink puzzle piece meant something to him and I was so happy that he was able to share it with me.  

He has no idea how relevant his phrase "pick a piece" is to myself and Autism moms everywhere as we are trying to put the pieces of this complicated puzzle together every single day.  

1 comment:

  1. Staci, I'm so glad you found me and my blog. Moms like us need to be in touch. I love the puzzle conversation! I kept reading and I'm anxious to see what comes back on your tests. My bird had been gfcf for over a year by the time we made it to the DAN! doc. Major bacteria in the gut. Work in progress. Keep me posted!! Following you!