So said Monkey boy tonight as we were reading a story. I read the line “with a mighty BOOM and a billow of smoke…” and he jumped right in with a “BOOM!” of his own. He and I played a silly game of saying BOOM! to each other and giggling. He’s too much fun!

Oh, and he and I played in his little play tent/hut thing tonight. He’s never been a big fan of it but he started playing in a tunnel with one of his therapists recently so I brought it out to see if he’d enjoy it. We had a really good time peeking at each other through the windows. At one point he went walking toward it signing “house.” I certainly hadn’t called it that but he was right.

Time flies when you’re trying to get some sleep!

We’ve decided to tackle Monkey’s sleep issues. For the last few months we’ve been really struggling here. He will go to bed and then sit in his crib (sometimes crying, sometimes not) for HOURS each night. He just cannot fall asleep. Some nights he’ll be in there wide awake for 3 or 4 hours. It’s so sad. We kept doing what we’d always done, hoping it was a phase but it wasn’t. Read more