Archive for October, 2022

boo’s playlist

I’m so grateful when Jonah’s teachers and caregivers send me videos, and I have 2 to share…

In this first one, he’s learning how to play a game. (I love how he’s very conscious of being filmed – and how much he seems to love it):

Boo plays a game

In this one, he busts some moves while listening to “Attention” by Charlie Puth, which has been his favorite song for a while. (The song on the video was added by Siara, the awesome DSP who send me the clip):

I watch the videos over and over, and they always make me smile.

Boo had a (mostly) great summer, with rare aggressive behaviors and lots of fun. He got to swim and play, and he spent a lot of free time with headphones on, listening to his tunes. I made a playlist for him on my phone and put it on shuffle, for when we visit and walk around the campus. Recently, I’ve been sneaking some tunes by my old favorites into the mix, to test out his tolerance for them. “I’ll Tumble For Ya” by Culture Club was a big hit, and anything by Bob Marley always satisfies him. Other current favorites include “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE and “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles. I’m going to experiment with some Wham! and Duran Duran. I’ve tried some different classic rock songs, but he usually just hands the phone back to me and asks for Guster. Actually, every time he doesn’t like the song, he hands the phone back and asks for Guster — as if Guster is his default standard for acceptable music.

In that we are alike.

More updates to come….happy Autumn everyone!

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