Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Each day I am able to recognize more and more of Andrew. He's coming back little by little. And I am so relieved and delighted.
It began yesterday. Andrew, as I've told you, loves trains. Loves them. Loba gave him a train set for his birthday last June and I'm not exaggerating when I say that he has played with them everyday since.
Well, I have to say, the trains were getting a little dusty. As Andrew moved in and out of his defiant and needy period, the trains sat neglected in their basket. Well, yesterday, after two or three trips to time out, he pulled out his basket and began. Before I knew it there were hills and tunnels and bridges and sharp turns and straight paths all over the living room. Non-train toys were added as props. And, it would be fair to say that not only Andrew, but Thomas himself, had a wonderful time. And I was swooning from relief.
He was back.
Today we had Mommy School for the first time in a month. We got the trains out again. And, since Andrew was using his creative juices to construct tracks rather than drive me bananas, I was able to get cracking on some pajamas for him and Isaac.
Things are back to normal.
ahhh....sweet relief, how I love you.