Today at the funeral I caught up with some of Harm's former therapists. It was so nice to talk and catch on old times. My mother is right, we should remember to do these types of things and make time for people now before the losses happen.
Harmon and Leo (courtesy of Leo's mom).
It was so nice to talk about how much PROGRESS our kids have made. Especially Harmon. I can't believe when he was evaluated in May he had less than 50 words and no 2 word phrases. Now in 6 months he can tell you his entire day and can put together 6 word sentences. He has a new friend at school, Leo. He LOVES Leo and Leo loves him. They give each other hugs when they see each other at school and Leo has even learned to spell Harm's name! His tantrums are less often and even though the holidays have thrown him off of his game I know he will get it back together.
He is funny though with the things he says. My sister had this beautiful sexy Halloween costume and she was showing us pictures of it and he said "Aunt Eliza put some clothes on!" He still sings all the songs on the radio. His favorites are "Dancing Queen" and "What's My Name" by Rhianna. He goes every where going "nah nah nah, what's my name?" My favorite thing was when I had Rachel all wrapped in her blanket and I was rocking her and caressing his face telling her "I love you my baby girl"; Harmon got all huffy and said "but I'm your baby!!!" Later that night I was working on the computer and he said momma can you hold me. I did and he said something like "Momma hold me like Mary hold Jesus. I love Momma. I momma's baby!" I think this is why he doesn't want to potty train. He doesn't want to be the Big Brother, he just wants to be the baby... I don't mind a little extra holding but I wish he would compromise and potty train!
The Beautiful Aunt Eliza and Harmon
The funniest thing is that Chris and I speak Spanish (he speaks beautifully and I get by). Now that Harmon is so intune with everything when we are discussing things we speak in Spanish so he won't know. "Una palleta para Harmon?" or "Vamanos a la Abuelitas?" My nanny and I do the same thing! I feel bad... we should be encouraging him to be bilingual and instead we use Spanish as a secret code language to pull a fast one. When my kids don't end up bilingual I will have no one to blame but myself.