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Sunday, June 29, 2008

He Does What He Can

We’re on the Cape this week so there’s probably going to be a series of airheaded posts. Nat seems extremely happy (knock wood) and in his element: smiling and punching the air constantly; Joyful Beach Stompies; boogie-boarding; helping carry this and that here and there. He is just a joy, plain and simple. Have you ever felt so happy that you just couldn’t stop moving around? Maybe that’s why I need to exercise sometimes, just to pump my muscles and get my whole body into the imminent happiness pushing its way through me.

Well, that’s Nat. Especially in the morning. To him, it is like the weekend, which means a “No School” day, which means wake up as early as possible and come downstairs and walk, walk, walk. So I usually get up early and try to contain it, so that everyone else can sleep. I reminded Nat gently that he needs to “walk and talk calmly, quietly, because it’s early and everyone else is sleeping.” And so there he was, actually tip-toeing and whispering his Stompies! It was so wonderful and thoughtful that I hugged him. That guy just does what he can.


I’m about to go for my morning run right now, and I KNOW how Nat feels. Keep on stomping, Nat!

— added by Drama Mama on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 8:49 am

What a joy to read this on a Monday morning. Why can’t the world understand that those of us that have been dealt the hand of autism don’t love our children any less because of it? We may actually be proud of them and their accomplishments!

— added by Sharon L. on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 11:23 am

I think this is my favorite phrase ever: “Joyful Beach Stompies.” Sounds like you guys are getting some much-needed relaxation. And the tiptoeing: priceless.

— added by Susan on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 1:07 am

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