Friday, April 22, 2011


Little Miss Sweetums had a music concert at school. She did wonderful. Her grade did this really fun number where the kids put on white gloves, turned off the overhead lights, turned on black lights and did the handjive. AWESOME!
Interestingly enough, this sweet little boy behind her
had a strange fascination with her hair. He played with it the entire concert. He lifted it high above her head, pulled it straight out sideways, and swayed it back and forth. (I failed to get a good picture of it--grrrr) He is one of several mainstreamed autistic kids in her grade, and she adores him. When he grabbed the first handful of her beautiful locks, I thought for sure she would panic. She is a shy little one and doesn't like to be singled out in any type of spotlight. However, the girls eyes simply got a silly little look. She then smiled a knowing smile at me and kept on singing like nothing was going on back there. So proud of her!

I know this little boy was able to do so well during the concert because he had something to distract him from the noise, lights, heat, and massive amounts of people. She lovingly sacrificed her comfort for his. As a mom, my heart swelled and wanted to burst with giggles--oh wait I DID do that, I meant wanted to shed a few tears of proud compassion, as she behaved as a Christ-like little one. I hope his mom knows how much this little boy has taught my little one, myself, and many, many other folks involved in the school system.