Wednesday with Micah

Today we got the floor finished. Done, people. You won't be hearing any more about it, and I know you're jumping for joy because which one of you really cared to begin with? Yeh, that's what I thought.

Wednesday is Mommy and Micah day, wherein I pick up my boy from school, we snarf down a quick take-out lunch, and head to speech therapy. One day we have hopes that all this schlepping and fast food will work it's magic and help our son talk.

Our tiny town has a new visitor, and it's enthralled Micah like nothing else can. Jackson's tribute is an elephant, assumably made of fiberglass, and is very much life sized. As we pull up to the intersection where this statue stands, Micah starts craning his neck and oohing and aaahing. Once he actually sees it, every single person in the van has to personally acknowledge that Micah has seen it before he'll let it rest. His smile goes on for a few more miles.

Today I had to stop at the Art Center, where the elephant happens to be standing, and Micah was beside himself with glee. He said e-e-e. (If you'd have been there and heard it with your own ears, you would know without a doubt that the boy said elephant.) Amazing. All those years of speech therapy and all we needed was an elephant in our yard to motivate him to speak.

When I returned Micah to school, his teacher said that he had a really good morning. He insisted on doing his seat work all by himself with zero help from her whatsoever. Mr. Independent scored well below Good Job, but we are all in agreement that compliance in the school work realm trumps good grades any day. My boy. He's growing up.

This evening Micah played in the dryer again. It's the best appliance ever. There was laundry in the dryer, and bless his wee heart, he tried putting it in a basket for me. The tiny little basket that hangs on the side of the sink to hold dog shampoo. All of one shirt and two socks fit in there. The rest were tossed on the floor. It's the thought that counts, though, right? It's also more than the other kids would have done.

14 comments:

Chelsie said...

Youshould totally post some pictures of the new floor! I always get excited about home improvements...mainly because I don't ever do them.

HalfAsstic.com said...

What!? The floor is DONE? I want pictures! And maybe for you to have a celebratory party!
Micah only needs a bit of stimulation, that's all. And if it takes a herd of elephants then so be it! ;-)

Viv said...

Yes, pictures please!

Micah would love our zoo. We have 2 real size elephant statues that the kids are allowed to play on.

Tammy said...

And yet......you show no pictures of your totally new floor?

ahem

Karen said...

Well who knew that anyone actually cared about the new floor? I'll take pics of Becky in her gown standing in the living room. Two birds.

Annette said...

Yes, I am in agreement wanting pictures! You know it does a blog good. hehe

e-e-e!!! Go Micah! Have you heard of hippotherapy? It's therapy on horses. Insurances don't typically cover it unless it's just considered speech therapy or OT...or whatever (except hippo). If you look into it, ask how they work with insurance companies. But it is therapy...with horses. Maybe Micah would respond to that a bit.

Trisha said...

Congrats on getting the floor done and one Micah's wonderful school performance!

Roger said...

I'm with the majority on wanting to see the floor, then I'll be asking what your rates are, so that you can come over and finish mine. :)

So, when are you getting an elephant?

caramama said...

Yeah for the flooring being done! I can't wait to see the pic of Becky in the gown standing on the floor! Awesome.

And yeah for Micah loving the elephant, doing his work on his own and helping with the laundry. Or should I write "helping" with the laundry.

utmomof 5 said...

I cared whether or not your floor got done :) Okay not really :)

SO are you having an elephant installed in the spring?

Michelle said...

Ummm no you are NOT done with the floor talk. We want pictures, Karen!

As for Micah: Yay for him on so many counts. What a cool little boy :)

The Sports Mama said...

Strangely, I think an elephant in my yard would motivate me to say many things as well. :)

Flea said...

Micah's attempt to put laundry in the basket - priceless! And your floor? AWESOME!!!!!

JennyH said...

Yay for the floor! Yay for the e-e-e!

Max is my "cleanest" child and will help any time he can. If he hears the dryer ding then he tries to help. A couple weeks ago he put the laundry in the basket, got the laundry from the washer and stuck it in the dryer, started the dryer (granted it was only set for a few minutes- but still!) then brought up the clean clothes up 2 flights of stairs and tried folding it.

So- yeah, it's the thought that counts!!