Five years ago today a little boy was born in Hong Kong. Although his next four years would involve neglect, abuse and then institutionalization in two different orphanages, he never gave up. What a miracle child he is! I love this birthday boy and I’m grateful that God brought him into my life.
I started a new birthday tradition of asking the kiddos a standard set of questions each year. I asked Big Brother some birthday questions and although he had trouble understanding the questions, he did awesome! After each question, he would look at Little Man for help as Little Man usually helps him out when he is unsure of how to respond Little Man was good about keeping quiet and Big Brother did the best he could. It was good for him and I think we found a new, fun way to work on our communication skills!
How old are you? 5 (we practiced that one all weekend!)
What is your favorite color? pink, white.
Favorite animal? elephant
Who is your best friend? Mommy (melt my heart!!!!)
What do you want to be when you grow up? He had no idea how to answer this
Favorite movie? Dragon Tales (He’s never even watched an episode, but it was the last thing Little Man had watched a few days back)
Favorite book? something I couldn’t make out but it ended with Jesus. the boy loves him some Jesus
What makes you happy? Mommy, Little Man, love balloons
What makes you sad? balloon pop
What is your favorite thing to eat? sandwhich
What is your favorite song? Good morning song
What games do you like to play? toy game, like blocks
Big Brother also had a psych evaluation today, too. Ah, the life of a special needs child. It was….um….interesting. But that’s for another post. Tomorrow, maybe. I need to sleep on it first.
Happy Birthday Big Brother! We love you.