Last night Nate and Kaden left due to Nate's work schedule. He had to go in to work this morning...anyhow I wanted to post this yesterday but with the stress of the day it got left out.
Yesterday, my genius of a son amazed me again. Here in Ava's room child life brought some toys for Kaden to play with awhile back, his favorite being a Winnie the Pooh laptop type thing. He loves to play with it...he signs that he wants to see "the baby" and gets here and wants his toy. Well, yesterday he was just spelling away and curiosity set in and I asked if he could spell elephant...he did (minus the "a"). I was so proud of him and after telling him once where the "a" goes he got it right every time afterwards. So he ended up taking it downstairs to the cafeteria with him. There was a mother from the RMH there and she came up and started talking to Kaden. Kaden then began to show off. He automatically started spelling words for her and then signing what he was spelling. I then told him to spell elephant for her and he did and continued by spelling cow, moo, dog, cat. She asked him if he could spell school (by the way he can) and he shook his head no and continued by spelling book, apple. She asked again and he shook his head no again, so I asked him and he shook his head no. He then went on to spell hi (then waved his hand) and then spelled bye (and waved his hand again). She asked him again to spell school, so....he spelt "NO" and shook his head no. Nate, the mother and I just started cracking up. It was hilarious. Just another way to prove this guy knows what is going on. He also went on to spell hi and bye on the elevator to people that were on it with us. What a smart guy!!!
Well, on the down side last night my night started going down hill when Nate, Kaden and I were coming back up to Ava's room before they left last night. While we were waiting for an elevator there was a girl who was about 8 waiting with her mother (with an IV pole, so probably an inpatient). Kaden, being the sweet natured boy that he is, got excited and waved hi to the little girl. The little girl acted as though she was scared of him and hid behind her mom. Her mom told her to come out from behind her and explained to the little girl that the tube was to help "the little boy" breathe. Well, I guess since the little girl didn't wave back, Kaden waved again, which in turn the little girl hid behind her mom again. The mom went on to tell her to come back out and the little girl said, "Not until that boy leaves." We ended up sharing an elevator with them and Kaden then kept to himself (I tried to distract him from the little girl's behavior), but he did wave bye-bye to them as we got off. It broke my heart. Here we have the sweetest little boy saying hi and something like this happens. I know he notices stares (which he now waves to EVERYBODY) and I think he knows that he has something most other kids don't...how he feels about it I don't know. It breaks my heart that people can not be more excepting, especially knowing that anybody would be lucky to know this little boy. I am so proud of Kaden and feel extremely lucky to have him in my life. He is the most lovable little boy and Nate and I wouldn't trade him for anything.
Do Not Worry
8 years ago