A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Songbird

"I just found out that my bird can really sing"
-The Wallflowers

Singing songs. It's one of those cute little things that normies do early and often. The bird did nothing early, nor often. Oh, except learning her letters and sight words. I remember the other moms seeing her identify letters WAY before the normies were doing it and they'd ask me how I taught her that- they were blown away. I was so proud. I showed it off to the dev ped and she was impressed too. Then she suggested we get an ASD eval ;)

Kids with Autism usually have splinter skills like this. Things they do early and really, really well. The bird's splinter skill has always been about letters, words, numbers. This fuels her
obsession with love of books. 

But I digress. 

My point is: my bird has started singing songs. It started with The Backyardigans theme song. Lately she's been singing a song from Dora and that awful Dora's Birthday Party episode: "Isa, turn the wheel" and then she waits for ne to sing along "turn the wheel, Isa". Then she kicks it up a notch "I'm turning the wheeeeel!" it's cute but I hate that Dora!!
She loves music. I think it would tough to be a child of mine, living in this house, and
not love music. It's constantly playing in my house. It's an important part of my life. I've never been into kids music so I don't really play any of it. Lately LB isn't so into the music I play in the car. She constantly shouts "music!" and I tell her "this IS music. Do you want different music?" "YES!!" she stops complaining once we land on the hiphop/rap stations. That's her jam, right there. Can't wait until I hear her singing some of those songs!!
found this shirt at GAP last week. Obviously I had to get it.


tulpen said...

"Normies". I love that!

Would she sing on video for you? That would be awesome to watch. My kids tend to cease doing anything cute as soon as the video camera appears.

And that shirt!! A gift from the Universe (and Gap) to you!!!

Lynn said...

I need to hear a hip hop version of the Dora song...she is so gangsta!

Heather said...

I too wanted to comment on your word usage- I love "normies"....might have to start using it

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

that is a perfect shirt- and I second Tulpen- would love to see a video!

Piscesgirl said...

Isn't it geat when they sing a song for the first time!?! And un prompted is the BEST! So happy for your sweet angel. That is a great shirt as well btw!! I think it is so funny that she like the hip-hop stations. I blame it on the repition! Rory loves nearly every Black eyed peas song.....wonder why. lol! Congrats friend!

Kathy said...

I can't wait to buy tickets for the world tour. Do you think you could get me backstage passes?

Ben said...

Awesome post! And awesome shirt! Tremendous.

Arlene said...

OMG, I am in the hunt right now for the perfect microphone, karoeke system or something in those lines I can give Alain for his birthday. Please send suggestions if you have any. This is completely new for him, although he has always loved music, he just started singing too and is such a joy to watch. You would love it, he IS into rap/hip-hop, especially Usher and Taoi Cruz.

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