Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Tonight Corbin brought me the book, Wit and Wisdom from the Parents of Special Needs Kids, (by the way, have you heard of it?) and asked me to read the section that I wrote.

I started to read, while editing the few parts I didn't want him to hear (late night margarita anyone?).  Corbin sat near me intently listening.  Brian jumped around the room unaware of what was going on.

As I finished Corbin looked up at me and said, "Good job Mom".

Brian stopped flapping and jumping and walked over to me.  He PATTED MY ARM and said "Good job" while looking me in the eye.  Yes the "good job" was probably in imitation but he added the pat all by himself.

Go ahead, reread that part. 

Patted my arm, said "Good job", and looked me in the eye.

Goosebumps.  I've still got them.  


Karlatrx said...

That's awesome!

Kathy Kresin said...

Okay, I have goosebumps, too!  My older son (6th grade) took the book to school and his reading teacher had him read my essay to the whole class.  He said the kids had lots of questions. 

C... said...

That, as a mom, does choke you up and gets your attention.

Lizbethcole29 said...

Amazing.  Just amazing.

Dan Murphy said...

Great story.  Amazing how the most flashing of moments are quite often the most memorable.

Dani G said...

They know :)

Rhonda Logan said...

That's so awesome.  I live for those kind of moments :)