Thursday, August 27, 2009

I feel kind of silly writing in english, my language is halting and there is ruptered flow in my sentences. On the other hand connecting to the english speaking world gives me some kind of , imagined or not, anonymity from my tiny society and language zone in the north.

Anyway. I wanted to share a lovely moment I observed in the car this morning driving my sons to school. We had music playing and Sturla sang as he could, trying to imitate the words and occasionally getting one or two especially in the end the way little children do when they have not learned how to speak. His seven years old brother chimed in and Sturla looked in his eyes and smiled when they sang together meow, and this repeated itself throughout this very silly song that described the sounds from emu´s and panda´s and other variously talkative animals.
It pleased me to see him connect with his brother and I long for the day that they will truly play together. Without prompts or payoffs.

At the moment I am ruthless. I give his older brothers treats to play with him. Sturla does not get any, he is organically grown and goes witout glutein and casein or any starch, additives and colourings, besides he does not like them anymore. He prefers fruits.
Look sweetheart, play with your brother a few minutes, show him that playing with kids is fun and you will get a tiny coloured piece of real sugar. I even treat every kid that comes to our house the same way. Everything to get him involved even for a few minutes. I am the ruthless candy mom.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One and a half year has passed, what an active blogger!
Sturla is coming along we have enrolled him in intensive aba therapie and his play school is providing 25 hours a week. That leaves 15 hours to divide between us his parents and a young university student that comes to our house three times a week for a two hour session.
that does not say much about how he is dooing.
I was scared in the beginning that it would be to strict, too much, just overwhelming for him for us for just about everything. But he thrives and he learns and I love seeing him master and learn new skills.