Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Sweet Gesture

Nate loves to check out new stores, restaurants and renovated bathrooms. (Actually, all bathrooms, but we’ll get to that in a future post). His need to see recent retail developments in the area around our old home in Lincolnshire, IL is … Continue reading

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Nate’s Time Travel

Though Nate can be eminently predictable, his ability to create something new that both confuses and amazes us is completely unpredictable. Once he started reflecting on his life in ways he couldn’t when his past was his present, Nate employed an interesting … Continue reading

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Road Trip

Last Wednesday, I took Robbie up to Oswego for a college visit, his first. Nate came along for the ride, mainly to take pictures of toilets. He assured me he had only two on his list. One, the renovated McDonald’s … Continue reading

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Nate the Author

For a hyperlexic child with difficulties in comprehension, Nate has come up with some beautiful books. When he was very small, he made a series of original works on his Disney Artist CD-ROM. They were in, what I lovingly call, “Nate-speak.” Here’s an excerpt … Continue reading

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A Child’s Mind

“Nate, come in here!” I yelled. “I don’t want to come, you can’t make me, too bad I’m such a rotten comer,” he answered, his automatic response when summoned. “Come here now!” He was headed to the big TV room. … Continue reading

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