Wilson has grown up right before my eyes over the last month or two. This transformation is so evident that I believe he deserves his own blog post. He hasn’t been a baby in a very long time but this little man is so new to me.
He has really matured with his school work. He used to insist on holding his pencil like a caveman, but all of a sudden he has decided to hold it the right way, and actually write for pleasure. He has begun drawing pictures and writing notes to us. He even drew a chart of his dresser drawer contents and hung it up for reference. He is constantly asking for paper and markers. This is a picture that he drew a few weeks ago that surprised me (not because it is a person with a sword through his head) but because it is really good and creative. I had no idea that he could draw.
For years he insisted on wearing pajamas all day long and I had to force him to wear real clothes. Now he has begun to pride himself on getting handsomely dressed and fixing his hair all by himself. He is choosing to wear collared shirts from his closet and pants with a zipper. Here is what he wore today…
His reading is improving as well. Wilson has begun to read short books and asks for me to make him flashcards with sight words on them. Who is this kid?!?! I am so proud of him. He doesn’t react or hit back when Miller does something mean to him and he often offers to help Miller. Wilson loves to make his own food (even if it is a mayo and mustard sandwich) and I am definitely encouraging that behavior…one less thing for me to do. Basically, Wilson is becoming a huge help to me. He wants to please us and is getting the positive attention that he is wanting and deserves. The changes within him are so visible and tangible, and I couldn’t be more proud.