Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Be careful what you wish for!

We have identified several social skills goals over the past six months that Rye has been working on in therapy, at home and at school.  You know various trials of how would you address a person you know, a person you don't know, etc.   Tonight after leaving speech therapy I decided I was not up for cooking so we stopped at Culver's for drive thru.  I ordered, pulled up to the window, and was asked to pull ahead and wait.

The wait wasn't bad maybe three or four minutes.  A very nice young man came to the window with food in hand.  I thanked him, he thanked me and he turned to walk away.  Out of no where Rye yells from the back seat "Hey Mister, Hey Mister come over."  "I'm over here Mister."  The poor guy looked confused so I quickly encouraged him to come back because I wanted to reinforce the behavior of Rye reaching out.  He came back, walked up to the window and from the back... "Hey Mister, What took you so long?"  Poor guy looks at me with that well are you going to say something to your kid or what kind of  look.  I smile at him, turned to Rye and said "Good job talking to somebody you don't know and I really like the way you used a What question," and I drove off. 

Probably not my best moment in parenting, but I'll take what I can get! 



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