“Put it on the blog!” Emma said with glee as she bounded into the house. A master at multi-tasking, she twirled her string, unzipped her coat and raced off to put on some music all within seconds of opening the front door. I knew what she wanted to put on the blog. She’d successfully completed a catch in Trapeze School that morning. I knew it had been recorded. So… here it is, for all of you to see.
Yesterday afternoon Emma wrote some pretty wonderful stuff about how her body and mind are often not in sync and what that’s like for her. We taped some of it and once I have her permission and we’ve uploaded it, I will attempt to post it here.
Earlier I showed Emma a NYTimes article about the missing Malaysian Airlines jet leaving Kuala Lumpur heading to Beijing. I asked Emma what she thought and she wrote, “It is terrible and worrisome for all of us.” I then asked if she had any questions and she wrote, “Has anyone asked for anything yet?” I asked her if she meant a ransom note of some kind, to which she answered, “yes.”
I write this as an example of the sorts of things we discuss these days and because there are some who continue to doubt Emma is capable of understanding such things…