14 hours ago
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The best question in the whole wide world
For years, Max never knew how to ask a question. That hadn't occurred to me back then, because I was so focused on getting words to come out of his mouth. But when Sabrina started asking about everything, I suddenly realized her brother hadn't been.
So, Max has finally started the question thing. It's just one question, actually, and it is "Oooh-ay?" ["Today?"]
Every morning, when Max wakes up, he asks if we can go on another Disney Cruise. When I say "Yes!" (we're planning one for December) he'll say "Oooh-ay?" And then I'll tell him that I need to still buy tickets, and that we will go for his birthday. Then we discuss who we'll see on the cruise: Mickey, Goofy, Donald Duck, princesses. Sometimes, I'll throw in "SpongeBob!" or "iCarly" and Max will laugh because he knows they're not Disney peeps.
He'll ask the question frequently throughout the day:
Can we go on rides today?
Can we go bowling today?
Can he get a chocolate milkshake today?
I love, love, love it.
For the past few days, there's been no "Oooh-ay?" Max is at sleepaway camp for a week, the same one he went to last year. He even has the same awesome counselor, Kirsten, who requested him.
We're having a special Sabrina celebration today: We're going to do some cooking, go to our town's 4th of July events, have a picnic, see the fireworks at night. It's amazing to have time alone with her.
But I am really missing the sound of "Oooh-ay?"
Hope you're having a fun Fourth!
Posted by Ellen Seidman at 7:00 AM