So, we have our son Bright, who is 5.5 years old. He is an amazing little guy. Love abounds in him! But he's....awkward. He has severe anxiety issues, which makes him very emotionally/socially challenged. His anxiety affects the way he speaks, the way he learns, the way he communicates, the way he poops....everything. It will be interesting to see how he does next year when he starts school. Anyway, because of how Bright is, he doesn't come across in any way as "advanced." In fact, we expect that the schools may have him in special ed fairly quickly. With this background, I share with you a quick Bright funny....
We were watching something on TLC about this morbidly obese man. He was completely immobile. For whatever reason, this show totally caught Bright's attention and he was watching intently. At commercial he started asking about this man. "Mommy, what's wrong with that man? Can he walk? Can he drive a car? Can he dance?" We went through all of his limitations. The Bright pops out with, "Well, at least he can sit in his chair and enjoy television throughout the day."
Why is this funny? It was just a little glimpse into all of the intelligence that is hidden inside this anxiety-ridden little boy. IT IS IN THERE! We just saw a little bright spark of it. Not often that he puts so many words together in one sentence, and "throughout?" HA! Love the vocab little man!
Oh how I love this child. I just know he's going to teach me a ton.