Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Business

I don't usually write here about how fantastic my children are, because, while it's a topic of endless fascination to me, I'm sure it interests no one else. Nonetheless, I'm going to put in a quick Jude update here to mention that the way he is being woven into the fabric of our family can only be described as amazing. He is a great little kid, and it seems as if he's always been here. He's also adjusting really well. I took him for an evaluation to see if he'd qualify for speech therapy under Early Intervention, and he didn't; in spite of the fact that the supervising speech-language pathologist has other adopted Chinese children his age in her practice, it turned out that Jude's acquired language, despite the fact that he was nonverbal in Mandarin and English three months ago, was too good. It is pretty adorable to see him point to various things and, when I hand them to him, to hear him cheerily reply "Ta-tee [thank you], Mama!" before toddling off, or when he puts on his little backpack which he's crammed full of doo-dads, calling "'Mon, Ree-ree," to his brother (whose name sounds nothing like Ree-ree) and beckoning with extravagant arm gestures before setting off on some adventure. As a friend of mine put it, "Jude is the business."

10 comments:

Melanie B said...

Well I like reading about how fantastic your children are. I am so very glad Jude is doing so well.

Pentimento said...

Thank you, Melanie!

ex-new yorker said...

I'm with Melanie. Thanks for the update!

Sally Thomas said...

Me three! So good to hear that things are going well.

Anne-Marie said...

Me four! Happy happy!

MrsDarwin said...

Hurray for Jude, and hurray for his brother and his whole family. And I get to say, as someone who has seen him in person, not only is the the business, but he's as cute as all get out, too.

Pentimento said...

That he is, Mrs. D. Thanks, all, for your good wishes!

JMB said...

Way to go Jude! I'm so happy that things are going well for you all.

In Need of Grace said...

I love to read your updates as well. How blessed you are!

Pentimento said...

Thank you, friends!