Monday, July 25, 2011

Sablog: a "blog" by Sabrina, age 6

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.
"That's good!"

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!"


  1. So precious. :-) My 8 year old daughter just started her own blog. Sabrina might enjoy doing that when she gets a little older! you can find it here if she wants to see it (and leave a comment even!)

  2. She is adorable! She looks so cute with her missing teeth. She is growing up!

  3. She is so cute just like her brother pretending to be pregnant I think he is one very smart cookie that boy of yours like his sister. Please tell Sabrina your readers love her colour choices.

  4. Aww so cute can I have her I always wanted another little sister - got a brother instead he's 10 he's so adorable you would never guess what he did on Saturday I was making sandwiches for housekeeper's neighbourhood - as I do every week - and I guess he saw how slow I was - I can't do things quickly because of CP - he dropped what he was doing and helped me make the sandwiches. Do I have the best little brother or what?

  5. Sabrina IS smart. I had no idea that "Love That Max" hinted at a blog about special needs kids until I saw the subtitle.

    Guess I'm not as intuitive as other people.

    This was a great post! You should have included an audio interview.

  6. So cute!
    My daughter wrote a story this weekend and asked if I could put it on my blog. To which I said yes of course!

  7. she's fab.
    Might ask my 12 year old if she wants to start a blog.
    couldn't hurt (supervised and along with all the normal internet safeguards)

  8. You've got two very intelligent kids! Love 'em! :)

  9. Ellen - Don't you just love it when things work out just like you hoped that would? I'm glad that Sabrina took the news about the blog so well. I'm constantly amazed at the generous spirit typical kids with special needs siblings have. You've done well with Sabrina and should give yourself a pat on the back!

    Sabrina - I loved your blog post! If you haven't seen it yet, Ramona and Beezus is a great movie!

  10. "only girls can get pregnant. and frogs"

    I love her already. Way to go Sabrina! Nice job blogging!


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