Someone special

September 23, 2008 at 7:47 am 3 comments

     As I stood waiting for C’s class to go inside this morning, he was lagging at the end of the line talking to a little girl in his class. He told her that he had a new $10 bill at home and that it said “We the people” on it. The class recently memorized the Preamble to the Constitution, and for those of you who don’t remember (um, that would’ve been ME before it was repetitively drilled into my head a few short weeks ago), “We the people” comprises the first three words of the Preamble.

     This lovely little girl, whom I would gratefully adopt if only her parents were willing, looked at C directly and said, “Wow! That’s really cool!” They continued chatting all the way in the door. It was such a delightful moment for me to witness. C sharing one of his slightly perseverative fixations with someone, and that someone responding in an interested way. A real, meaningful dialogue between two kids, and one of them was C.

     I think he might have a real friend.

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C-isms, Part VIII The Other Mother

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jesch  |  September 23, 2008 at 8:36 am


  • 2. embracingspirit  |  September 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Love it….I am so happy hearing this…:) YEAH!

    You and me both. I think it’s his year to be friends with the girls, which is okay by me. 🙂

  • 3. robinaltman  |  September 23, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Yay C! (I still remember the preamble of the Constitution from watching Schoolhouse Rock between cartoons on Saturday mornings when I was a kid. I can only sing it, though!)

    Oh, Schoolhouse Rock. Is there nothing on television nearly so wonderful today?? Loved those. Remember them to this day.


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