The good news is that it seems like I am at least vaguely healthier . . . I even had low blood pressure when Thane decided to throw himself down while he was standing on top of the exam table as the nurse was inflating the BP cuff on my arm. I upset him by suggesting he shouldn’t unroll the entire spool of paper that goes across the table. He’s done it before without everyone getting angry with us, but the incredible waste of paper is a little bit more than my obsessive-compulsive personality can handle!
I made it up to him when I was done by helping him write letters on the paper with crayons. He was very cute trying to sign the letters too, and wanting both upper- and lowercase.
The doctor was again impressed with Thane’s progress – I think she is still surprised to hear him speak at all. She walked in and he announced “Now that’s a doctor!” He was being pretty loud, but I commented that at least this time he was being cheerful and loud instead of screaming in total terror at the idea of someone looking in his throat.
We went to the playground for a short visit afterward. Braeden and Thane played for a half hour but then Braeden said he wanted to leave because he was finding the other children there obnoxious. I suppose I may be odd, but I was happy to hear that as I noticed poor behavior right off. They were there for the Y-Care (“Why Care?”) and the supervision is dismal.
I’ve been reading another mom in Maine’s blog . . . she doesn’t just write about the day-to-day stuff I post here, but a lot of information and thought-provoking discussion about autism. I have been reading about the controversy with Autism Speaks – between the founders Bob & Suzanne Wright and their daughter, Katie Wright. I found myself feeling as if making that video of Thane may not have been the best choice – at least not as a fundraiser for Autism Speaks. The vaccine hearings are fascinating too. Anyway, I highly recommend Adventures in Autism.