Nick continues to amaze us all. We were attending the 60th birthday party of my cousin Drew Doherty. We had gotten a birthday card and after writing our sentiment in the card, Arden asked Nick to write his name.
We are very proud of the fact that Nick can write his name. He is proud of it too. We set him up at the table and he wrote, N I C K. Arden tried to get the pen back and Nick said, “Wait.” This was new. We looked on to see what he would do.
First he drew a big circle, then two circles inside the circle with a curved line just below the two circles. I said to Arden, “He has made a face.” Then he put two straight lines down from the big circle and two curved lines out from either side of the circle.
“I drew Drew!” he said. He had drawn a person. I cried. That is another developmental stage he has now achieved. Before this his “people” were just heads, without legs and arms. Now his person, Drew, had two legs and two arms.
I didn’t think to take a picture of it at the time, but I am going to see if Drew can do that for us. It was incredible.
Two morals of this story are, “Don’t ever give up,” and
“We are all continually growing; be patient with each other.”
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