Now Mr Dan is nonverbal. We speak in a combination of signs (both ASL and made up signs) and word approximations.
One of the words that is always (always has been) clear is “mom”
So here are the highlights of today’s conversations.
D: “mom” “swim”
Me: “buddy it’s March. Pools aren’t open yet. Another couple of months”
D: “mon” “swim please swim swim swim please” “peee”
Me: “sweetie I know it feels like summer but it’s not summer yet. Just spring break. Pools are still closed”
D: (as he stomps his little heals…)
“swim swim swim please swim”
Me: “buddy, you are not listening. The pools aren’t open yet ”
Me: “you bet…”
We have had this conversation three different times today….
I don’t blame him. If Colorado is going to have March weather that does its best impression of the weather we see in June…a trip to the pool seems like a logical request.
Boy, is he going to be bummed when snow comes back on Monday.