Saturday, 22 March 2008

Happy Easter



I had been appointed to look after a very intelligent but autistic five year old boy, not long ago when the school where I work went on a coach excursion to the local seaside. I was part of a team of helpers in the Reception age group.
During the coach ride he interacted with me fairly well and we ended up playing the game "I Spy" to ease the monotony of the coach journey.
I felt pleased that he had taken me into his confidence and the game went fairly well until the child chose the letter W.
Me.     "Wall"
Child.  "No"
Me.     "Window"
Child.  "No"
             Several attempts later ........
Me.     "I give up!"
Child.   "Woof!"
I smiled when I realized he meant roof! I didn't stand a chance, did I?
Hoping you all enjoy a Peaceful and Happy Easter.

19 comments:

Stinking Billy said...

Nice one, Maggie. Don't they just break your heart, though. ;-)

Sweet Irene said...

I thought he spied a dog, but a roof is much better! What a sweet kid he must have been. Kind of pulls at my heart strings.

Have a happy Easter, Maggie.

jennifer h said...

This was very sweet.

Happy Easter!

Suburbia said...

Hi Maggie
I work with junior age children, I love them all!
I hope you have a happy Easter and thanks for nominating my blog on Authorblog the other day! It made my day.

Casdok said...

Aww thats lovely!!
Happy Easter!

Carolyn said...

Cute story. I'm with Sweet Irene - I thought you were going to say he saw a dog.

ps - thanks for the happy anniversary comment. Much appreciated.

Suburbia said...

Just poped over to visit Fred! He looks just like his daddy!!
Happy Easter from Suburbia

Dusty Spider said...

What a lovely story Maggie. The little gems that children drop us are priceless aren't they! Flick x

Dumdad said...

How funny. I must remember that one when I play I Spy!

the mother of this lot said...

A Happy Easter to you and yours Maggie!

CrazyCath said...

I would have thought a dog too! The ones that always got me were "Y" and "M" -
that's, after several attempts, "You" and "Me".
Hope you have a great day.

MarmiteToasty said...

Cute real cute LMFAO......

Happy easter to you....

x

Granny Smith said...

Cute story! I always enjoy your blog.

Maggie May said...

Many thanks to all of you for your Easter wishes & kind comments!

Suburbia ........ Glad you like Furry Fred! I wonder if any one else has noticed him?!

CrazyCath said...

Oh Maggie your response to suburbia made me look.
Furry Fred is gorgeous!

Valleys Mam said...

Pasg hapus i chi Maggie
Happy Easter to you
Kids are so much clsoer to their own reality arent they - what a blessing

Maggie May said...

Crazy Cath ....... I had him moved further up so that people would notice him!

Thanks for your Easter message!

Robin said...

Another good reason we play "I Spy" with colors as clues. Ha

Maggie May said...

robin ...... yes, we do that too!