2 years ago when we sat down for one of our first ARD meetings with the school district we went over a laundry list of goals that we wanted to see Mason accomplish for the upcoming school year.
At 3, he still was unable to point out the simplest of body parts, and we were constantly singing Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes on a daily basis as we, 2 grown adults did our silly dance point to each body part as we sang.
He thought we were idiots.
So one of his goals for last year was to be able to name and point to (yes point…something he didn’t do) each body part named. Over time he grew into this goal, eagerly pointing to each body part requested, and even pointing to Rashele’s or my nose, ears, eyes, when prompted.
We found happiness in a simple accomplishment.
Two weeks ago a note, that struck me as funny, came home in his school folder, it read something along these lines:
“Mason has been playing with his privates all day, we've had to do a lot of redirecting today"
The weather was nice that day and he was wearing shorts, easy access.
I chuckled and was somewhat embarrassed, but knowing that Mason never did it during the typical timeline that toddlers, specifically boys usually do, I wasn't too concerned. We'll redirect here too.
I just chalked it up to being 2 years behind the typical development curve and noticing a new body part.
I just wish he had picked a different venue, but hey, at least it wasn't in the middle of church.