Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Yesterday Afternoon

There is a new boy in my oldest teen's life. As much as I would like not to have these worries of teenagers and their hormones, I must admit I like this boy. I also like that the parents are involved in his life much more than the last boy, making it much easier to for me to keep tabs on my daughter.

His mother had invited Melody over for dinner. She was to be there at 4:30. The poor child was a case of nerves and the effect was that we were ready to leave the house at 3. I had to pick up some things from the store anyway and knowing how it may or may not go well in the store for Connor I decided it was good to leave this early.

Once strapped in his car seat he begins a chat "Hat, hat, hat, hat..." all the while pointing. He directs my driving all the way to the store of his choosing at which point the chant gets more intense and higher pitched "HAT! HAT! HAT! HAT!" As we are turning into the parking lot his sisters try to get more information out of him about this hat.

"What kind of hat is it?"
"Is it."
"Is it a Lightning McQueen hat?"
"Lightning McQueen hat."
"What color is it?"
"Color is it."

I am convinced at this point he is too excited at the prospect of getting the hat, he is only going to echo whatever is said to him in hopes he says what he needs to in order to get it, but they continue.

"Is it a black hat?"
"Black hat."
"Is it a red hat?"
"Red hat."
"Is it an orange hat?"
"Orange ha........NO!" I could hear the annoyance in his voice and thought that if I could have seen him at that moment he would probably be rolling his eyes.
"Is it purple?"

Once inside he leads us not to the hats but to the toy department in the car aisle. He goes to one spot and points up. I don't see anything but a collections of Cars the movie figures that he already has. He is pointing at one in particular so I ask him "You want this one?"
"Want this one. Yes." he replies.

I pull it down and he doesn't take it but continues to point to the one behind it. One he doesn't have, one with hats. He must get a better view of things at his height. His memory of where he sees them amazes me though.


Jeni said...

These kids, and the things they do and say -things they remember too -really ARE VERY amazing, aren't they? Maya went to Bible School last week -she's been in a preschool Autism program since last fall and has come a long, long way -but last week, by Wednesday nite at supper, she was doing her normal "singing" at the table and we realized it was a new song. Don't know the tune, nor all the words, but she had learned it in Bible School because this song had many, many "Alleluias" in it! And I know we hadn't taught her ANY songs as yet with that word in them.
Good to see you posting again too!

Suzy said...

I am so glad that Connor continues to amaze everyone.

He is a teacher. You should be so proud.

Love that boy.

Love you.


Anonymous said...

This is very interesting. I find with Amy exactly the same - a memory that never fails to astound me.

CJ xx