A Day Without …

As usual, one of the first things my wife did when she got home from work the other day was ask Clay—on his keyboard—how his day went.

I thought I had a pretty good idea what he would type.

The afternoon sitter said he had been in a good mood since coming home from school.

The note from his teacher said he had “a good day.” She mentioned that he was “very chatty” and that he sat well while listening to stories in the library. He also worked on some Valentine’s Day cards for friends and family.

There also was positive news in an email we received that day from the people who are training Clay’s teacher and aides to support his typing. The training started about six weeks ago and the first monthly report said it is going well. It noted that they have been working to integrate the typing into his daily routine, that progress was slowed by snow days but things are moving ahead with some successes and everyone is enthusiastic. The trainers had not been in Clay’s classroom that day, but they were there the day before and were coming back a few days later.

Sounds like a pretty good day to me. What did Clay have to say on his keyboard?

“A sucky day. We didn’t do any typing.”

Somebody is a little impatient. Feels good to be making progress, though.

Photo credit: Valeriana Solaris. Attribution.


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  1. #1 by Kathy Perry on February 14, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    Well, of course! He is no different than most people I know….we want to do the things we enjoy, and we miss them when we can’t. You rock, Clay!

  2. #2 by autismmommytherapist on February 14, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    It’s so great that not only does he miss the experience, he can express his regrets. Good for you, Clay!

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