Saturday, May 26, 2007

David & The K-Kids

Emotional! Emotional is the best way I have to explain how I felt at David's Kindergarten performance (The K-Kids). It's been a long road. Watching him sing, recite poems, put on sunglasses and dance (we have to work on his hip movement & rhythm) helped me realize my dreams come true. He is interacting with a standard Kindergarten class. He was even a minnow in a little skit (ask him about it sometime).

The bad news. He has a long way to go. He is clearly "a little off" when it comes to social interaction. So we rejoice in the good (lots of noise, sounds, people and David survived). We are cautiously optimistic as we battle to improve the bad.

Shout out to Nana who attended the performance. We have video of the event we plan to watch with some popcorn!


Princess said...

I had been reading your posts that I already forgot how I got here.
All I know is that I learned so much. I felt as if I was there during your daughter's birthday and when your David performed. Rachel is so lucky she has you.
I, too, have very intimate experiences with autism. One of my godsons, Karlo, has severe autism. He is now 19 years old.
Thanks for sharing your fatherhood.

JohnnyO said...

Thanks for your support & thanks for sharing about your grandson, Karlo. My strategy with Autism is daily wins - 1 step forward, 2 steps back. We have made major strides but yet some days I feel we have a long way to go. I can't allow myself to think of my son as a teenager yet - it scares me.

mitchteryosa said...

I got here through your comment on my blog. For a moment I wasn't sure if you were a male or not as I seldom encounter male's sentiments especially about their kids. It's always the mother you know... I checked your profile and visited your blog link...

I hear ya! But you know what? God gave you David for He knows that you can take care and be proud of him!

God bless! And thanks for droppin' by!