Every night for more than a year now, as I am tucking Antalya into bed I ask if she had a good day. The answer is always a very energetic "YA!" And then I ask her, "What did we do today?" The answer is always the same as the first. "YA!" Then I go on and talk about all the things we did, with her exclaiming, "Ya!" after every thing I say.
Tonight I asked the questions as usual, but was stunned when I got actual answers back. Here's how it went:
Me: "Did you have fun today?"
Me: "Where did we go today?"
Me: "Did we go to Costco?"
Me: "What did you eat at Costco?"
Antalya: "Hot Dog!"
Me: "What did you eat for dessert?"
Antalya: "Ice Cream!"
Me: "What did you eat for dinner?"
When it comes to raising a child with special needs, moments like these are the icing on the cake!