Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hooray! He found his head!

As I have commented before, Henry generally doesn't notice the finer details in life. He is opposed to sitting for puzzles and frankly doesn't give a crap where his nose is. I tried not to worry as his little friends would page through books on their own and point to all of their body parts. Or, play with a shape sorter without hurling the pieces across the room.

However, I am happy to report that he has made huge strides the past two weeks. He now loves books and brings them to me to read to him. They are still the action packed kind where there is shouting involved, but it is a start. He learned how to open the front door knob at his great grandparents' house and race down the driveway so I guess his fine motor skills are there! He can now use a spoon and fork completely on his own, and drink from a regular cup with just a little assistance. He can also put the lid on a coffee cup, so who the heck needs the shape sorter!

He finally claps on cue when we sing "If You're Happy and You Know It" and tries to say "Row" when singing "Row your Boat." But, the most exciting thing that filled me with pride was when I told him to put his pacifer on his head and he did it! He then put it on his foot when requested to as well. He capped it off during a rousing version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" by touching his head at exactly the right moment!

I think he MAY be gifted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Head Shoulders Knees & Toes must be the missing link - one of Jack's first words was "head" becuase we would sing the song to him. And he loves the idea that he can finally put his feet up on the table - but only when the song is being sung.