It’s been a while since I last wrote. So many things has happened since November, and I want to share it with you all.
At christmas, Oscar went through this amazing developmental leap where he started to communicate with us. He started showing us his toys, requesting simple things like food, and comment on the world around him.
He also went from being in a nappy to being completely toilet trained, day and night in a matter of three days. I had worried about getting him out of nappies as he had not shown much interest in potties and pants earlier, but by christmas he was ready. And when Oscar gets something, he gets it. It is almost like there is no middle grounds with him, he learns something new and it’s like he has forgotten that he ever used to do it in a different way. I think it might be his way of dealing with life, life is lived by certain rules and those rules are not to be changed or broken once in place.
It was so lovely that he started sharing his little world with us. He went through a time of being obsessed with keyboards, and he learnt what every little sign on the keyboard is called. It took him no time, I told him once where the exclamation mark was and he remembered it. So I have no doubt that his memory is good, and that he is able to learn things he is interested in.
He is turning 4 next month. He is starting school in September. I worry how he will cope, and hope that he will get the support that he needs. Because despite being able to communicate a bit more, he still struggles a lot more than his peers with language. He still can’t answer questions. He struggles to make choices. He struggles to follow directions unless he is very motivated to do so. He becomes hyper focused on things, right now it’s door handles and locks. I think he does it when he is stressed or anxious, when he is in a new place. Wherever we go he will try to find a lock to study. I worry that he will find school too much, too hectic and be too distracted by whatever he is interested in at the times to take part. I worry that he will feel different and less than his peers.
My darling boy. The happiest little soul I have ever met. I used to say that he was the most excited baby. Now he is such an excited 4-year old. He jumps, he squeezes, he flaps. It’s like he feels every feeling in every bit of his body.