August 25, 2012

My Son, My Hero

My 4 year old and I had the most amazing conversation a few days ago.
I asked him what he wanted to be when he grows up and he said "I no know mama, wa?". I then told him he can be whatever he wants.
I asked him what are his interests, what makes him happy.
He said, "um, um, wa?"
Since he is autistic it is hard for him to have back and forth conversations so I started asking him yes no questions.
Do you want to be a race car driver? "No."
Do you want to work with planets, you love planets? "No."
Do you want to work with numbers? "Yes!"
"What work numbers mama?"
Well, you can do something with math. "No."
You can be a scientist. "What does a scientist?"
Well, depends on what kind of scientist you want to be, but you can help discover cures for sick people...
At this point he stops me mid sentences and says "yes mama, I do that! I make peoples brains feel better. Like me."
You mean other kids with autism? "Yes."
You want to cure autism? "Yes. But with no shots mama, I don't like shots."
And then I cried for about 10 minutes.
I have a 4 year old who wants to grow up and find a cure for autism.
 I am raising the smartest kid I know.

**Every 3 days when we give him his vitamin b12 shots we tell him it will make his brain and belly feel better. Whenever he sees a "treat" he wants to eat, we tell him "that won't make your brain feel good, lets find something else we can eat". Hence the brain feeling better convo above. ;)

18 comments:

Lotus Blossom Design said...

so sweet xo

Christy Sparks-Arrajj said...

That is most beautiful conversation I've heard! Brought tears to my eyes and gave me goosebumps. He is an amazing little boy, and my hero too!! Please give him a hug for me! :)

Sisters Marie said...

;) thanks christy, will do!

Rebekah said...

Awww, now I'm tearing up. That is the sweetest thing. What a noble goal!

Carly said...

truly amazing Lisa...he is one smart cookie...and how joyful you must have felt to have that incredible conversation with him!
thank you for sharing with all of us!!!
C

Cacy said...

I almost cried...so sweet and truly!

Gwen said...

How amazing! That is so sweet! I have no doubt that he will be the best brain scientist on the planet! I know for a fact he is the smartest 4 year old I have ever met! I just love him! :) Thank you for sharing, he is truly an inspiration!! :)

Julie Merilatt said...

Thanks for sharing Lisa! Hugs...

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Awe! That is so sweet, Lisa. What a compassionate little boy, you're one lucky mama!

♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

You have a really smart kid. I am so happy for you! :D

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Anonymous said...

Lisa..... this is a beautiful, wonderful, stunning conversation with an incredibly intelligent and thoughtful young man - a young man you have been raising with such amazing success. This brought both Josh and me to tears. Congratulations, Lisa - on the beautiful little man you are raising. - Lisa Evans

Sarah Stright said...

How sweet and moving. You are a fantastic mom and it shows in the children that you are raising. What a sweet little boy.

Unknown said...

As a teacher who works with many diverse students, this makes me smile.

nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said...

Love. That. Kid.

He really is one of the most empathetic little boys I've ever met. I'm glad my boys will grow up with your kids...

:)

Keep these posts coming. I love this side of your blog...

Sisters Marie said...

Thanks guys! It's nice to hear such positive feedback about my greatest love (no not fashion), my kids! xo

Lara Paches said...

This post brought tears to my eyes! Being a teacher I definitely love those moments when a child blows my mind away like this. Thank you for sharing! Xo

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