Frances watches toy reviews as often as she watches documentaries — she finds them on YouTube. I’ve seen her watching Japanese, Spanish, and Russian doll reviews. (In this panel, she is five years old.)
As I have written before, sleep has been a major issue for us. Recently, the biggest problem has been having Frances remain sleeping. (For some time, this had abated.) Even while taking melatonin, she would awake two hours or so after falling asleep. I’m happy to say that, as of this week, knock on wood,Continue reading “O, sleep!”
Two years ago today, Frances revealed another super power: the ability to walk on walls at strange angles for a long time. I’m always amazed by the climbing ability of many children with ASD. Her inexhaustible energy is equal only to her balance while climbing.
Frances drew a picture of the new bed that she wants for her new bedroom — I think that’s a turret in the top right section. And that’s definitely a slide in the bottom right.
Frances goes to the piano and to the keyboard dozens of times a day for a few minutes each time. In the panel, she is five years old and just starting to play by ear.
A couple days ago, as we waited for a bus in the pouring rain, Frances asked, “Who in their right mind would be out in this kind of weather?” I boarded the bus and sat beside her. Frances leaned over, and in her best stage whisper (for she has no ‘library voice’) said, “Remember whenContinue reading “On the bus”
Recently, a fellow blogger posted a picture of his son on the beach, and I realized two things: (1) I don’t write about the beach, and (2) we don’t visit the beach very often. When she was barely two years, Frances’s first excursion to the beach was uncomfortable: she cried whenever her feet touchedContinue reading “The Beach”
I have to say that I’m surprised: Frances loves the movie Coraline which is based on Neil Gaiman’s book of the same title. I like it, too, but I assumed that she would find it just a little too creepy. Yet, she is intrigued. In fact, she especially likes the animals, and says, “IContinue reading “Coraline “
One thing about Frances is that, while I am able to have conversations with her that would be more characteristic of much older children, I am also able to play little-girlish games, such as hopscotch, with her.
Frances and I both enjoy discovering local architectural details.