Today, I want you to meet Kelly from One Quarter Mama and her cutie, Little Man.
Little Man (09/09)
Describe your son.
He’s pretty tall for his age with gorgeous green eyes. He is autistic and also suffers from Childhood Apraxia of Speech, but that doesn’t stop him from humming, singing and being a charmer. He loves to be tickled and to jump and crash into things. He knows how to spell his name and loves trains.
How do you stay calm when surrounded by ALL that energy?
I love it! It is everything I wanted. I always wanted a boy, so I feel very lucky.
How do you instill gentlemanly behavior, actions, thoughts?
Well, that’s a work in progress. He can be very rough at times and not very aware that his body can hurt others. He isn’t doing it on purpose to hurt anyone, so it’s about gaining awareness about how his body moves and works. I try to show him how to be gentle with animals and small things.
What do you like to do with your son?
We read books, watch trains (on TV and in person – there’s a track that runs in front of our house).
How do you maintain close relationships with your son as he ages?
I hug him a lot. We just do things together. Whatever he’s interested in.
What type of sports or activities does your son participate in?
Nothing yet, but he loves water.
Where is your favorite place to shop for your son?
I usually end up at Children’s Place. I like their clothes and they seem to last.
What are some books/series your son like to reads?
We were gifted a series about different kinds of vehicles (planes, trains, diggers, tractors etc) that he likes. We also like Sandra Boynton.
Biggest mess your son has made?
Oh, we had a poopy mess – there’s a pic on my blog actually. Here’s the post.
I love being a boy mom because______
there is nothing better to me than having a smiling little boy running up to me, covered in dirt and he smells like grass and worms. I just feel like all is right with the world.
Give us your best boy mom tip!
Cherish the time when they stick to you like glue, because they do eventually become Daddy’s boys and you might miss the attention. Don’t be scared to get dirty and play with them, whatever their interests are.
Kelly’s Something Special:
My son took a long time to be verbal. I used to poke his nose and say, “beep! I love you!” He usually just smiled. One day I asked him if he loved his mama and he came up to me, poked my nose and said, “beep!” That was the best day ever. Recently, I asked him what love was and he said, “hugs” and I thought that was the sweetest things. We don’t need many words to communicate.
Thank you Kelly for sharing your family with us.
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