Today, She Used Her Words!

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This week has been an AMAZINGLY BUSY week!
Tonight was the last of the business, which was to take place in a foot ball game!
Our Sweetie 4, asked her daddy if she could PLEASE not go to that game!
“I have been around crowds all week…. can we PLEASE stay home?”
And she was right! We HAVE been around crowds and people all week!
She has done fantastic, but needed some down time.

We praised her for using her words to tell us what she needs, so she and daddy stayed home tonight and watched “Lord of the Rings”, while Sweetie 2 and 3 accompanied me to watch Sweetie one at the Home Coming Game. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am SO LOVING that Sweetie 4 is using her words and communicating so very well! ๐Ÿ™‚
And I am so LOVINGย  that Sweetie 1 is fulfilling her dream of ROTC! ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Responses to Today, She Used Her Words!

  1. JJ says:

    I really do get how HUGE this is. Yay, for #4…and for a daddy who was willing to stay home. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. MeretO says:

    Though I’m not a foster parent (and bio kids are grown up and out), your posts help me help others (including my own family). I am learning to give myself and others the http://parentingthatheals.org/?p=278#comment-680parenting that heals. Though not as extreme, all the behaviors you describe exist in the “normal” population. I often must gauge the emotional age of a client or friend or family member, and recalibrate to meet them in a way that provides support. And though I cannot take them into a rocking chair and sit together, I think of that image and think about breathing with them right here, right now though they may not know it.

    This post reminds me to listen when people use words. When people don’t have to struggle to “use their words” it is easy to not listen carefully. Your posts remind me and inspire me. Thank you for your work and your words.

    • ChristieM says:

      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!
      Both my husband and I too have found that what we have learned with our children, also works very well in communicating with the general adult population.
      Also, I attend a Friday co op and the concepts have worked very well with a particular little boy. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Our first set of kids are all grown up and married. Have you ever considered Foster Parenting or adoption?

  3. MeretO says:

    Ah. I have thought about it, but for now my family circumstances prevent it–and I’ll leave it at that. But I do my best to commit to be an instrument of God’s will. Though we are from different religious traditions, you and your daughters remind me of this famous quote:
    Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.
    – Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9; Babylonian Talmud Tractate Sanhedrin 37a

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