Friday, January 21, 2011

Things I am Grateful For: A Constant Hum of Life in the Madmother House.

No, not that busy little undertone of real life we all have buzzing around in the background of our everyday. Noooo, I have my own personal, constant, rarely stopping mumbling hummer. Boy 1. But it is friggin' GREAT!



He has his own humming monologue that goes something like: "Hmmm hm hm hmmm. Hmmm, hmm, hm. hmmmmm, hmmm." Guess what? It is because his incredible mind NEVER stops. NEVER. And he knows the constant chatter can drain others, so he has his own little chat within his closed lips.


Am I grateful for it? Hell YEAH!



The one the first speech specialist who saw him at only 3 and a half years of age told us he would never socialise or have friends or even be able to converse?


The kid the so-called educational specialist morons told me had an intellectual impairment and could never learn at 6 years of age?

The one who now is doing incredibly well at school, and amazes most with his incredible mind?

God, he is amazing. I love the hum in my life. Asperger Syndrome - not disability, differing abilities...



8 comments:

life and the little things... said...

Fantastic post. I'm grateful that you're grateful for it too! I have my own litter hummer boy & I love it too...and you are so, so right aspergers is not a disability but a different ability. Alison x

Kakka said...

Bloody so called professionals, makes you want to take him back there and show them how wrong they were. Great Post. xxx

Madmother said...

Believe me, I thought of it. But the speech therapist went out of business(she was really terrible at her job), and the other head of area educator moved into politics.

Posie Patchwork said...

I love this, my 4th & last is a hummer, i missed it so much when he started preschool, too many years ago. In school holidays it's gorgeous to hear him, pottering about, love the back ground noise. He also breaks into song & sings about what he's doing, playing with his toys, really cute for a 7y.o. Love Posie

Sarah said...

So true what you say about Asperger Syndrome, differing abilities indeed. Love that your boy is a hummer. That's gorgeous.

Maxabella said...

What a refreshing, wonderful person you are.

It takes all kinds to make a magical world. Aspies are responsible for some of our best bits in history!! x

Naturally Carol said...

my mr p was a 'pretty much a hummer boy' but living with four other siblings who didn't respect any differences between him and them...taught him to socialise! They know now that he is a little different but he has a job, is intelligent and is adequately social!! Thank God for siblings!

MultipleMum said...

He sounds like a gorgeous boy. So glad all the 'experts' were wrong. Thanks for Rewinding x