Some days Nick could almost pass as a "normal" toddler-so long as he does not speak-to the outside world. Then, there are days like this weekend. Friday I took him out to the Commissary and all he said throughout our whole journey was "Aya,aya,aya", complimented by him rubbing his hands across the cart the entire time. He even removed my hands from the cart so he could do this. After we checked out, I let him watch the bagger put the bags in the car. Only he was not interested in watching her in the slightest...he was pressing his face against the tail lights of the car. He did this with both lights-walking right in front of the bagger as if she was not even there. Well,according to Nick...she wasn't. He has also seemed to regress a little bit with regards to food. Did not think this was possible??? Well, he no longer eats even crackers. Instead,he takes a bite and screams. At the soccer field,he is "typical"...spinning himself, inspecting the turf, and crawling around on the ground. Just a few minutes ago he was licking the windowsill. If only we could see what is going on in his mind. Somedays he is amazing...playing little tunes on the keyboard, he is a perfect mimic. I could have sworn I heard him play a couple of lines from "Twinkle,Twinkle,Little Star" the other day. I cannot wait to see what the nutritionist says this week at our appt. I am hoping they recommend a therapy for him to help him eat...we are just at the end of our rope. He just does so many "odd" things, it is getting harder and harder to see his behavior as something any 3yr old would do.
The group Five for Fighting(their song is on this page) is raising money for autism,as well as many other charities. Just go to http://www.whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com and view their videos. That's all you have to do! Everytime a video is viewed, up to .49 goes to that charity. It is pretty awesome.
Michael is doing good. Yesterday he was the goalie during the whole game-he only let in two goals,and they tied the game at 2-2. Pictures are on myspace at www.myspace.com/autiekid (yes, I have a myspace! More or less for Michael)