Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Max says his first sentence (and it's a doozie)



First off, thanks to everyone for the amazing dose of perspective on yesterday's post about the woman with Down syndrome at Whole Foods. As Joyce wisely said, the main thing we want for our kids is happiness. So true. And, Gina? Max running a lavender farm? A purple slushie mobile? A "Purple Pit" store? The thought of that made my day.

While I was off at Blissdom, Dave taught Max something new that's really stuck. While I'd been hoping he'd show him how to make phyllo-crusted salmon and coconut layer cake, Dave had other ideas.

Last night's conversation:

Me: "Max, you can't sleep in our bed, you have to go sleep in your own!"

Max: "Reee i isss: Nooooooooooooo."

Translation: "Read my lips: Nooooooooooooo."

39 comments:

  1. That is so funny. I just love it.

    Blessings,
    Shannon

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  2. BWAHAHAHAHA!! He's so much like you, isn't he?!

    Yesterday I was giving myself a facial, and Emmett came into the room, took a good long look at me and said, "Wha appan to yo face?"

    What great little guys we have.

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  3. That is one awesome first sentence! Yeah, Max! Our daughter Amber's first one was,"Oh Sh*t", to my mother in law of course. But, this was a child who was not supposed to survive 24 hours so who cares? I'm going to borrow Max's sentence today.

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  4. Adorable!!!! What a memory and something to talk about in the future, his first words were...

    Love it!

    Alexandra

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  5. Now that's one for the books! He's such a funny kid.

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  6. Amazing! Love that sentence!

    Ellen - I just wanted to tell you how much I love reading your blog. I love that Max is SEVEN and still learnig and doing so many NEW THINGS! My son is only TWO....Max just gives me so much hope for the future.

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  7. I am happy, but I am picturing a "Read my lips....NOOOOOOOO!" existence around our house for the next few months! Eeek!

    Caryanne, I know how you feel. When Max was 2 it was hard to think that he'd ever be able to say words/a sentence. Progress has come at his own pace, but it COMES, and that is one of the most important things I've learned over the years. It's hard to have patience, I know. But who cares when our kids do stuff, as long as they do it! I hope Max learns to read and write, for example, but if he does it when he's 12 or 15, that'll be OK with me. Maybe he can take over the blog then!

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  8. hahaha Max is such a character :)

    I think your next goal should be to catch him saying this on camera!

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  9. Incredible!

    My apraxic son's first sentence was "Ah wa da" = "I want soda"

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  10. Were you able to keep a straight face? I don't think I would have been able to!

    Too cute!

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  11. I imagine you will hear "Read my lips - nooooo" a lot now! LOL How cute. And MAX - Way to GO dude!! :)

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  12. Thanks for the laugh this morning. Truly your child, I think!

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  13. Oh snap ! You go Max. so great.

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  14. Congratulations, Mom. Purple stars for Max

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  15. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! He told you!

    If Max ends up as envoy to China, Chairman of the RNC, CIA Director, and one-term President, we'll know that on some level he's channeling "George The Elder!"

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  16. Did George HW Bush show up? Isn't he the one the read my lips no new taxes? LOL

    Either way, GO MAX!

    Can't help but wonder if this is stem cells...

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  17. OMG, that is FUNNY, funny, funny! Thanks for the laugh Max!

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  18. I've started a blog about my son with cerebral palsy/hydrocephalus, & I'd love some followers to comment on my posts as well. Ellen could you please put me out there for others to see? I'd really appreciate it.

    MyHeroJailen.blogspot.com

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  19. you got a reward

    http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

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  20. That's an awesome first sentence! It seems like Max has been making great strides lately, do you guys think he's benefitting from the stem cells?

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  21. Lol, thats telling you! There really isn't an answer for that though, is there? Jen.

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  22. Oh my goodness, I loved that one! I laughed out loud for a bit, and I needed that today! I just love that Max! You are in for it now. HA HA HA.

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  23. Love it! Sass is vastly under-rated.

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  24. Thanks for that award, Jess! That was sweet of you. And Anonymous (catchy name!), I honestly have no idea about whether the progress is stem-cell related or not. I'm going to do a post about this next week.

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  25. YEAH Max! Way to go, kiddo! Ellen, did you cave and let him stay? I wanted to say something about yesterday's post. It used to get me worked up when I saw grown up people with disabilities but now I usually see JOY, HAPPINESS, DILLIGENCE, SIMPLICITY (as in things are either black or white and not complicated). Now I ask you, are any of those things that you would not want for Max? Now when we see the adults at the residential facility we go to for therapy....I see happy people who enjoy their lives. That's all I want for Faith.

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  26. WAY to GO MAX! :D I love that it was something so funny!!

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  27. ha ha... be careful what you wish for... right!

    Love it.

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