For a couple of weeks now, at bedtime, Jak has pleaded with me to sing The Big One. He requests this bedtime song as if I should know exactly what song he means. I have attempted to sing every song under the sun that I think he may feel is "BIG". It hasn't been easy. I have "swung and missed" every night, causing him to groan in frustration..."No, momma, the BIG one"! ?#%&?
Well, finally, the other night I casually started to sing, "I love you, You love me, We're a happy...". And Jak came unglued..."Dat's the Big One, Momma the Big One!" Um okay...But then I got to the line "With a great BIG hug and a kiss from me to you...". Aha! Jak was so happy that I finally got it right. He closed his eyes, grinned and wrapped his arms around my head so tight I could barely continue the song. As you know, we've struggled to understand Jak's speech for - well for his whole life - and it is so nice for Jak (and the rest of us) that we are finally starting to understand each other.
Still smiling with his eyes closed!
Climbing to new heights every chance he gets!
Sleepy Jak after a 12 hour nap!