Saturday, September 23, 2006

Leaving Books Around...

So, I've been reading everything I can get my hands on about TS as most parents do when their kid is diagnosed with anything they don't know a thing about. I wanted to order a bunch of books on TS but didn't know which ones and also didn't have a ton of extra cash laying around to order said books. My sister-in-law is a nurse and sent me a big package from Amazon full of a lot of the books I wanted anyway. Which rocks.

Two of the books are written by a guy with TS for kids. At this point, I was overloading on TS info and was worried about doing the same to The Boy. I mean, as I've the moment, his tics are minor and totally socially accpetable. So I don't want to shove all things Tourette's at him to freak him out thinking, oh this is what WILL happen to me. But at the same time, I want him to feel informed about his situation and to know that he's not alone.

So I left the books on a book case with a bunch of other books. He found them this week and finished the smaller one, 'Hi, I'm Adam: A Child's Book About Tourette Syndrome' very quickly. He saw the next one, 'Adam and the Magic Marble', (a bit thicker) and read 10 chapters in 2 days (keep in mind, he's been reading the same amount of chapters in other books at the rate of about 1 chapter a day - just because they don't hold his interest).

I'm just so psyched that he chose the time to read these. And also that they're not freaking him out in any way. My mom also read them while she's here. I still have to read them. I've been concentrating on the adult stuff so much.

Just wanted to share. I was really psyched that he's reading them.

1 comment:

Trish Ryan said...

I'm telling you, you need to fit in the word "genius" in your blog title somewhere...that kid is WAY more than this diagnosis :)

We are totally praying for you behind your back, up here in Cambridge!!!