When we had Diego’s first Psych eval back in August of 2009, the psychologist stated that Diego had “great imaginative play”
Indicator numero uno that she didn’t know what she was talking about, at least in regard to my son.
Diego is quite rigid in his play and the rigidity has only increased.
I am glad that the play therapist mentioned it yesterday as it further proves that I am not crazy.
Affirmation of what I already know about my mental state feels fantastic!
Before Diego’s appointment yesterday, he and I were playing monster trucks in typical monster truck fashion
*see crushing and crashing*
I grab my monster truck and start to make it dance.
Diego stopped playing and gave me the best “what the hell are you doing” look I have ever seen!!
Me: “Diego look! The monster truck can dance!”
Diego: “No, it can’t mommy.”
Me: “No really watch him shake his bootay!!”
Diego: “Mommy you are not supposed to say potty words”
**I love it that he corrects when me when I say bootay, but not when I drop the more than occasional “oh shit”…sorry …im trying :)**
Me: “oh yeah…sorry about that, but look the monster truck dances”
Diego: “No it drives and crashes”
**time to push a little harder**
Me: “Why can’t it dance??”
Diego:” It is a monster truck”
Me: “But look, mine is dancing!”
Next thing I know Diego took the monster truck out of my hand and proceeded to make it crash into the other truck.
Poor kid was visibly annoyed with me, but it is my job to keep pushing *kanye shrug*
God knows it is less about getting the monster truck to dance as it is about reducing his rigidity and getting him to see outside of the box. Which will ultimately help him later in life.
So tonight….we are going to have a monster truck dance party!!!!