Friday, November 20, 2009

Aaron on Cloud Nine


You've seen this before: friend goes on a great date, and is walking on cloud nine the next day. Well, Aaron stayed home from school earlier this week and got extended Mommy time. And when Jada and I returned home that evening, he was noticeably cheerier. His speech therapist was over, and so the three of them were going through some verbal exercises. He was hanging off of Amy's back, smiling, responding happily to different statements and questions by his speech therapist. Even his body language belied his contentedness: relaxed, no eyebrow raises, a skip in his step.

Amy's spring schedule will lend itself to more Mommy time, so hopefully Aaron will be in a good mood more often. And this couldn't happen soon enough. The past couple of weeks, he has been a crabby customer, prone to sudden downturns in mood, talking and hitting back, even waking up shrieking in the middle of the night twice in one week. Not an easy kid to deal with when he's like that. Let's hope for more "cloud nine" Aaron soon.
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