Quick conversation

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Driving home the other day I looked over at Sammy. He was staring out the window with a forest gump smile on his face. We had just been to visit his new school and had the 10 cent tour. He liked the sparkly doors in the lunchroom and the boat on the playground. He did however mention the school reminded him of sweaty shoes. I don’t really understand but I just nodded. So as we were at the light he was looking out the window. I figured it might be ok to try a conversation…

Please understand, conversations with Sam can be painful. He rarely makes complete sense and it is difficult to get his attention. I often feel dejeted and sad when conversations fail. But it’s been better, so much better, so I figured we could try.

Mom- hey Sammy what cha thinking about?
Sam- being 7
Mom – being 7?
Sam – yup (pause) I turn 7 ,I be big, I be different?
Mom – you want to be different at 7?
Sammy- yup. I be bigger? I run faster, be taller?
Mom – yes, Sammy when you get older you get bigger.
Sammy – then I be big …like superman (silence)
That was it.
4 volleys. Yeeeehhaaaa
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Annemarie Chagnon
We are currently a family of 7 (yes 7 really) My husband and I have 5 children on earth and one precious baby in heaven. We are Catholic and we are Quiverful. We live in a small town in Southern Massachusetts. We try to live as simply as possible. We are a family of special needs people and we work every day to make this house work
Annemarie Chagnon

Annemarie Chagnon

We are currently a family of 7 (yes 7 really) My husband and I have 5 children on earth and one precious baby in heaven. We are Catholic and we are Quiverful. We live in a small town in Southern Massachusetts. We try to live as simply as possible. We are a family of special needs people and we work every day to make this house work

3 thoughts on “Quick conversation

  • Cindi Holl
    January 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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    I dont want to quiet my sons voice, I just want to teach him how to use it properly….

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    • Joel Manzer
      January 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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      You’re not alone. I’d just love for my son to be able to let me know what’s up. Short 2-3 word sentences is about all I get. But his smiles and laughter are contagious.

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  • July 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm
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    Sammy is adorable. I am sure he will be just like Superman when he gets bigger and older! Progress is slow when dealing with Autism, but you have to remember that the smallest improvement is the biggest change. Hang in there and keep hoping for the best and you’ll see, some day conversations will not be so painful, but enjoyable! I write blogs on http://www.myspeechtherapycenter.com on communication wellness and awareness. Feel free to visit us!

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