Sabrina and I finally had a talk about this blog, in the organic way I'd hoped it would come up. She saw it open on my computer, read "Love That Max" out loud and asked "Is it called that because he has special needs?" She is so amazingly intuitive. I explained to her that the blog is for other moms and dads who have kids with special needs. Then I showed her posts with photos of her, and she was really excited. Then she wanted to write a post. She chose the colors.
Honey, what have you been doing at camp that you've really enjoyed?
"I wanted to do hockey and I really loved hockey. And I love swimming. And the sno cones! We got to eat sno cones! And they had water rides on Friday! And I, um, loved that I lost my tooth there. I pulled it out!"
How many teeth have you lost so far?
And what do you think of the tooth fairy?
"Well, I got a lot of money for my first tooth and I was very happy. Oh, I want to get the tooth fairy money in coins next time!"
That will be a lot of money under your pillow.
Where does the tooth fairy live, do you think?
"In the sky."
Good thought! OK, what kind of stuff do you want to do this weekend?
"I want to go to gymnastics. And I would like to on Sunday have movie night and popcorn! And ice-cream!"
That can be arranged! And what does Max like to do for fun?
"He likes to go to camp and play with friends. He likes to eat spaghetti sauce."
Is he your favorite brother?
"Yes, silly Mommy, because he is my only brother."
Wasn't Max being so funny last night? Remember what he was doing?
"He was walking around sticking his belly out and pretending he was pregnant! He was just pretending because boys can't have babies. Only girls can have babies. And frogs."
Let's have that discussion another time! So, are you a good little sister?
"Of course! That's all the questions. We're done!"