Wednesday, February 11, 2015
James Cuddles and More Brand New Words
Inevitably Mae realizes that he's on the floor and comes sprinting over to tell him that she "love, love, loves" him and cover his face with kisses.
The other day she enthusiastically threw herself down next to him, pressing her face against his and I started to worry that she was accidentally squishing him with her cuddles. Gently I pulled her back a little, to make sure he had space to breath, and I saw that he was smiling up at her.
When I tried to get her to sit next to him though, while encouraging her to be gentle, his little lip started to quiver and he was about to cry until she bent down right next to him again and started cuddling him again, her face right next to his face.
Then, after a few minutes of cuddles, she's ready to go back to do her school work and he goes back to watching Sadie solve math problems.
And in somewhat related news, today during therapy Maggie had a new set of tasks that she was working on. In the past her therapist would put out a number of pictures of people with different expressions and Maggie points to the "happy" picture when they say "happy" or the "mad" picture when they say "mad."
Today the program changed and she was to label the emotion herself (so she was supposed to say "happy" when she saw the happy picture and "surprised" when she saw the surprised picture). She labeled every single picture, correctly, on the first try. Happy, sad, mad, surprised, among others, one by one she said them as she was shown each picture.
It's been quite the week and I can hardly wait to see what she comes up with next!