Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Dear Noah....you have set a goal for yourself for this year...

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You came in the other day shortly after New Years and told me you had a goal. You wanted to stay in the "green zone" at school for the REST OF THE YEAR.

I am THRILLED to know you have not only come up with this idea all on your own.....but that you are understanding the concept of goals and doing your best.

Each day when I pick you up you report your progress. You HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL thus far.......8 days now into the year....only 4 school days so far.

I am very proud of you.

You enjoyed your weekend, spending Saturday and Sunday at your cousin Audrey's house. You did very very well for your first official sleepover and you already want to do it again. You were super tired however because you did wake up each time a train went through their town as the trains run all night and are allowed to blast their horns passing through town. You fell asleep in the car on the drive home but not before you also thought you were going to vomit. It was unusually warm and I think a combination of things set you off. BUT all turned out well......we cooled you off and you fell asleep on the drive home.

You have been amazing me lately with your ever increasing vocabulary of words and your usage of the same correctly in sentences. You blow me away.

Last night before bed all you wanted to talk about again were train whistles and the different types which I have no clue what you were talking about but you did..all the terminology of each type of whistle and their complete history you relayed to me. Sometimes it is very difficult to get you to turn all that off to sleep. I taught you years ago to just say GOODNIGHT to things like that before falling asleep and even telling those ideas you would see them again in the morning. This has been successful in helping you to LET THOSE ideas go for the night at least....and sure enough you are ever faithful at picking up those ideas again in the morning upon your waking up.

Last night was also your first GROUP social skills meeting. You did very well and enjoyed it....and there are even a couple of other kids from your school who also attend. If nothing else this will be more good experience for you at doing social things with a group of children and adults (as they have some helpers there too).

You are growing up into a wonderful young man and I love you very much!

Mommy
XOXOXOX

14 comments:

izzgoo said...

There was a really good bbc drama called After Thomas in the UK
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825222/

It was about a little booy called Kyle and how a he related to a dog called Thomas and broke through some boundary's, based on a true story I believe. Very well done and the little boy looked a bit like Noah too.

izzgoo said...

There was a really good bbc drama called After Thomas in the UK
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825222/

It was about a little booy called Kyle and how a he related to a dog called Thomas and broke through some boundary's, based on a true story I believe. Very well done and the little boy looked a bit like Noah too.

Melinda said...

thanks....I will check it out. Sounds very interesting. I know when we first moved back to this area the county services at the time mentioned something about getting Noah a dog that was trained to be a "buddie" so to speak to keep him safe and on track. The dog was trained to keep him in the yard, not leaving the house unattended, it would prompt him to do things, etc. At that time we lived someplace where we could not have a dog and ended up moving somewhere we cannot have pets. SO that never transpired.

I think in many ways people from all walks of life can relate to animals so much more than other human beings.

izzgoo said...

Yeah it got to the point in the film where the father spoke for the dog (a labrador called thomas) ie " Kyle its Thomas here, I'm tierd why dont you get you PJ's and go to bed" and the tantrum would stop kyle would speak back to the dog and go to bed, where his parents saying the same thing direct would have no affect. I think the dvd is available via amazon. Any how love reading the blog keep it going!

Melinda said...

thanks. I did find it on Amazon....I will have to order a copy!

thanks for visiting and enjoying what you are reading! ;)

Melissa said...

Great job to Noah for understanding what a goal is and wanting to set a goal on his own. That's great!

He was really good here over the weekend and really is a sweet kid.

KC's Blog said...

Way to go Noah! Stay in the green my man! So very cool you are making goals for yourself, you sure are growing up fast! Great job Noah!

oldmanlincoln said...

Hello Noah,

I read about your stay with Audrey. It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. And I also read about your goal for this year to stay in the Green Zone. That is nice.

Grandpa Lincoln

david mcmahon said...

Came here from Melissa's blog. What a wonderful tribute to Noah.

Melinda said...

well thanks for stopping by and the nice comment! ;)

kyra said...

wow! i am so proud of noah! such initiative and self-regulation! and he's absolutely stunningly handsome!

happy new year to both of you.

xx

Melinda said...

thanks so much Kyra! Happy New Year to you too!

reader Wil said...

How wonderful to see Noah again! Lovely post!

Casdok said...

A lovely positive post!! :)