December 11, 2004


I realize I misspoke in last night's entry. It's not so much that Damian's reading everything he sees. It's that he's back in question everything mode, only this time he's not asking why the sky is blue or how food turns into poop, he's asking more relational questions. "Mommy, what are you talking about on the phone?" And if I say it's too complicated to sum up, "Mommy, tell me about that." Also lots of "Mommy, what are you doing? Why are you doing that? What are you reading? Can you read it to me?" He wants to know all about me, wants to see the world through my eyes and thereby expand his own awareness and understanding. It's a real pain, explaining myself constantly to an inquisitive child.

I love it.

Posted by Tamar at December 11, 2004 10:30 AM

Dear Tamar,

You don't know how it warms my heart to hear how well Damian is doing. You really do need to drop the whole spectrum thing, he clearly is a very related kid. If he still has some neurological/sensory stuff, please, please read Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life by Russell Blaylock who is a neurosurgeon and gives excellent insight into the role of excitotoxins and neurotoxins and neurological disorders and how some simple supplements and avoiding glutamate can protect the brain from damage if one is susceptible to these. It is the BEST book I have read on this subject. Have a wonderful Holiday Season and give Damian a big hug from the fan club who roots for him everyday.

Posted by: lynn at December 12, 2004 09:04 PM

Thanks, Lynn, and I'll happily give Damian a big hug from you! I'm not so worried about sensory stuff these days, it's calmed way down, but as always, I'll keep the nutritional/biochem approach in mind if something more seems needed.

Posted by: Tamar at December 14, 2004 09:50 AM