Thursday, April 8, 2010

Zip A Dee Doo Dah



One of my biggest concerns with Brian is that he doesn't always show his true potential to everyone, especially teachers or therapists. At home he always is doing something or other that just amazes me, but at school they have no idea that he has any knowledge in certain areas.

I went in the other morning and asked them what the songs were that his class would be performing for the Spring Musical. I wanted to know so I could practice them with him at home. They told me the song was Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah and that they had only practiced twice at that point in time and so far he hadn't sang any of it (in fact they just heard him sing along with a song for the first time a couple weeks ago). I had never sang the song with him before but I had a feeling if he had heard it twice already he knew it.

I found him in the day treatment room and I went in to visit. He was having a play break and I asked him, "Brian, are you singing Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah in the musical?" He smiled at me and burst out in song. He sang the whole song and then gave a very exaggerated finale with his hands spread out wide.

I just wish he'd share those moments with everyone, so they could see his true potential as well!

3 comments:

Cindy said...

I am sure it is frustratin but what is important is that he CAN do these things. Maybe he only shows them to you because he knows that you are the only one that really matters :-)

Christina said...

Awh what a sweetie, I loved the "Yeah!" he does at the end! And I agree with Cindy, in his world you are the only one that matters!

Christina said...

Awh what a sweetie, I loved the "Yeah!" he does at the end! And I agree with Cindy, in his world you are the only one that matters!