On top of that, Jelly has been sick with a fever, runny nose, the works. And she only wants mommy. When Jeff even tries to go near her, she screams "no!" (her new favorite word) and clings harder to me. It was cute once.... Once.
Despite all of that, Moe had an interesting day at school yesterday. When I picked him up, his teacher, the Magnificent Mrs M, came running over to me to tell me how talkative Moe was! She put a list in his daily communication book of everything he said that day: stamp, morning, four, please, open please, more, more pear, and mad.
These were pretty interesting to me for a few reasons.
- "Morning" was in response to Mrs M saying "Good morning, Moe." Socially appropriate!
- "Open please" and "More pear" are two word phrases. Haven't heard those before!
- He said "mad" when he was tired of the aide, Super K, working with him at snack. He expressed an emotion! (I haven't mentioned Super K before, but she's great and I'm sure I'll be mentioning her again.)
Of course, I'm so proud, but I'm also trying to figure out what made that day so great and how I can recreate it. The rest of the day, Moe continued to be happy and well regulated, though less chatty than he was at school. The only thing I know is that this fabulous day came after Moe had a full night's sleep, which is something I seem to have very little control over. I don't think this is a coincidence.
It has been a tough week, but this note was just what I needed to make it through the rest of the week. A little progress goes a long way.