Sometimes I wonder if other people have a completely different experience with Logan than I do. A couple weeks ago, I got a phone call from his former preschool teacher. She wanted to take him on an outing, to a rodeo that has been adapted for kids with special needs. He would get to do all the typical rodeo things, with all necessary accomendations. Given that he already runs around the house wearing a cowboy hat and saying "I'm a cowboy", I knew he would love it. So I said yes, and the day of the outing he came home with a big smile, pictures of himself on a horse, and the report from his teacher that he spent the whole time talking about the "real cowboys".
Now here's the thing that confuses me. At home, we have the hardest time getting a decent picture of him smiling. He always looks goofy. But for his teacher, he smiled like a champ, and looked straight at the camera like he'd been doing it all his life. What the heck? How did she do it? Does she have a special trick, that we don't know about? Or does he just cooperate more with her because she's his teacher? If that's the case, then how many other things should we be coming down on him for, but don't because we don't realize he can actually do them? I would just dismiss it, except that
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