Thursday, February 21, 2019

Baby Shark

The Baby Shark song has such a happy tune that I adapted it into a love song for Calder -

Mommy love you doo-doo-doo-doo-doo X3,
Mommy love

Busy teaching at the Singapore Institute of Technology, I hadn't sung this song to Calder for a while. Yesterday, he was wandering around the house while I was engrossed in an autism post (listing places I'd shared about autism). The next thing I knew, he had sauntered out of a room singing our sharky-love song and meeting my eyes in a radiant grin.

Life is beautiful.


Calder knows he mustn't laugh loudly and continuously because it disturbs other people, especially in a quiet place. But the laughing fits still come. Recently, I saw that he would put his hands over his ears when he starts laughing. And press harder when the laughing gets louder.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Excuse Me

Calder is speaking more these days, using words we have taught him. Yesterday evening, he came to me as usual, waiting for instruction what to do next. Since he had already practised piano and watched TV and played on his tablet, I suggested that he go look out the window (he likes to see traffic). There was a clothes rack in front of the big window in our living room. As Calder manoeuvred his way around the clothes rack, he actually said, "Excuse me, hanger."