Well, I almost didn't realize it, but I witnessed a leap today. Little Bird and I had a conversation. For those of you who don't have kids like mine, let me explain that even though Little Bird talks and has for a long time, her speech has almost always been labeling, requesting, trying to get her needs met. Not really conversational. Plus, she can't ask questions. YET. Here's how it went down: We were in the car on our way to her afternoon ABA program...
me: Are you going to play with Angie?
me: are you going to pick out a movie?
me: which movie?
me: oh yeah? which one?
LB: Volcano Sisters
me: what do they say?
LB: Huka Pele!!I told Angie all about it and she goes "that's a conversation!" OMG, I almost didn't realize it!!! Later in the afternoon, I totally got it when this went down:
me: who says meow?
LB: kitty cat
me: what's your cat's name?
me: yep! What color is he?
LB: black and white!!
These little things are not lost on me, they are HUGE. I am grateful and I need every little bit of progress to boost my confidence and keep me fighting, keep me focused on this journey as Little Bird's warrior mom!