Monday, February 25, 2008

I Think I Should Emcee the Oscars...

Was I alone in thinking that Jennifer Hudson's bra should have been one of the contenders in the Best Actor in a Supporting role category? I didn't think so. End of Oscar summary.

We celebrated our anniversary today with Chinese Food from our favorite restaurant (since we keep Kosher, the only Chinese restaurant in the area that we can eat meat from). This is Queens, NYC - can somebody please offer up a little competition? End of Kosher food rant.

But we were also celebrating something else - Julian read ten words from the board today! His reading skills are emerging and my heart just swells at the world opening for him. I spoke to his teacher earlier and then got off the phone and promptly called Scissors who was just as over the moon. Julian has learning difficulties with no diagnosis. Actually, he was diagnosed with global developmental delay as a tot, a little sensory integration thrown in with a smattering of auditory processing issues and there you have our perfect little puzzle - Julian. I sat with him last night reading something that was a little difficult for him, but he was scanning all over and picking out those sight words expertly. I felt tears forming as they're forming now.

It's amazing looking through the world of each of your children. Somehow Tali's world has always been a bit more straightforward as she has easily narrated the goings on from early on. Entrance to Julian's world sometimes requires a bit more of a roundabout journey, but I must say, always worth the diversions.

Julian's fortune from his cookie tonight was, "Some pursue happiness; you create it." End of kvelling over your children segment.

G'night.

13 comments:

weirsdo said...

That's wonderful. I bet as soon as he gets to where he wants to know what happens his progress will confound the "experts."

ariel said...

Congratulations to Julian! I think, Weirsdo is right. It's so much more exciting than the Oscar awards!

Pinky said...

Hooray for Julian! Your post is so true, watching the world through our children is amazing. And the love that you have for yours seems to be an infinite amount. Kudos to you, G.

Jonah K. Haslap said...

What were the ten words? Hopefully something like "Experts who try to predict a child's intelligence are major idiots." Oh wait, that's eleven. See, I went to Yale, and I still can't count.

Diesel said...

Yay for Julian! And Happy Inappropriate Card Day!

tsduff said...

Oh those tear-jerker kids of yours... man alive woman, stop it already! *comes back with a kleenex* Your writing skills blow me away as you describe your children. They are precious through and through, and indeed do create happiness. Thanks for sharing about Julian - I didn't know. Not that it matters to me - I'll always picture him gustily singing Yellow Submarine, talented far beyond the norm. Like mother like son :)

Doug said...

I actually know a kosher central asian restaurant in Queens. I'll get back to you on the name and address.

Well done to Julian. Tali and Julian remind me a little of me and my sister. She always kind of went directly where she needed to go the way she best could go there while I usually drifted off some any old other place and the brother between us plotted and schemed. I think maybe Louie can be your schemer.

G said...

Weirsdo, well said! Thank you.

Ariel, I do have a pic of nekkid Julian looking like an Oscar statue. :)


Pinky, thanks. And so nice to see you back in the blogs. Missed ya.


Jonah, I think I might have that needlepointed on a pillow :) Yale - impressive.


Diesel, thanks! Of course without you, there'd be no inappropriate...card day!


Terry, aw shucks, now I need another tissue! I say one big thank you for that comment and send a hug.


Doug, I'm waiting.

Louie might be the perfect schemer - what with his bread stealing capabilities. Welcome back - we've missed you!

Jeff said...

That's so cool about Julian. It's amazing how every kid brings their own challenges and rewards. This is one of those rewards for sure. :-)

Claire said...

Well done Julian!! He sounds like many of my students. I love to see the progress they make. The ones with supportive parents Always do the best.

Theresa said...

A late happy anniversary, and congratulations to Julian. Watching your kids achieve their goals is especially satisfying, and much better than an Oscar. :)

Pat the Elder said...

G - does it make me perverted that i was thinking i should google - or would YouTube be more appropo? - the Hudson gal fopa? lol - anyway, i too was tearing up a bit - tho tears of joy for your happiness/hope/relief at Julian's progress - does that mean it may be time to send Julian an email e can read - u'll have to clue me in on the "mastered words" list, so i can include them all - here's to that list growing exponentially! - ILU G - Pat PS: the moniker is back - i will not comment on the saintly perspective

actonbell said...

Happy Anniversary (belated)! And it's heartwarming to read about your son's progress and how he touches those around him so deeply.