Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Worth Remembering?

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?"
Antalya: "Ya!"
Me: "Where did we go today?"
Antalya: "Ya!"
Me: "Did we go to Costco?"
Antalya: "Ya!"
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?"
Antalya: "Spaghetti!"

When it comes to raising a child with special needs, moments like these are the icing on the cake!


Jackie said...

I'm waiting for that day! I get the YA! All the time too, I'm glad someday it will turn into actually answers. Too cute - WTG!

F-A-N-G-U-P-O said...

That's awesome! You're such a good mom!

Michelle said...

completely understand your feelings on this one! I'm constantly quizzing Kayla about what we did, where we went etc to have those conversations and see if she is retaining that information. Its wonderful when they can converse back like that! also, totally love that picture!

Linnea said...

Antalya is so cute in that picture.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the photo of Antayla! When I put Gabe down to bed each night, we read a few books, and then I make up "Once upon a time..." stories using snippets of information he gives me about his day. I find it's working to give him motivation to tell me more. Maybe this will work with Antayla?

Jeana said...

Thats awesome! She looks so adorable in that picture! Merry Christmas...London Style.