Saturday, June 4, 2011

Joshua Learning How to Use His Words

What’s that called

when you have no idea

that the person you are talking to

doesn’t know what’s in your head?

Joshua’s ever recurring statement

with no subject,

“I want it”

like everything with this kid

happens over and over again.

“I want it”

“I want it”

“I want some”

Repetition, perseveration


His response to, “Hi Joshua”

is “Hi Joshua”.

But today comes a surprise connection,

like the sun coming out in a constantly cloudy place.

At the end of an eternal effort

my beautiful son

decides to tell me what he wants

using his words.

“I want Barney video.”

I run to turn it on for him.