“A little angel is singing.”

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My daughter loves “The Flower Duet” from Lakme so I play it often during afternoons, especially in that it’s-almost-naptime-cranky time.

In any case, I just played it, and my son looked at me with a smile and said, “A little angel is singing.”

His first true pragmatic speech of the day.

No, sweet boy, a little angel is talking, and that angel is you.

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About rhapsodyinautism

I'm a Mom of two little ones-- a two-year-old son newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and a baby girl who is too young to make any guesses. I work a little bit from home for an environmental nonprofit, and I am a freelance journalist. I love cooking, singing, and autumn weather. And I'm married to a brilliant, involved Daddy. My son is an auburn-haired smartypants who loves trucks and jazz. He taught himself the alphabet at 20 months. He has a beautiful social smile, but he finds eye contact aversive. He is the reason I am writing this blog... because there is a huge lack in legislation, funding, insurance coverage, and understanding in regards to autism spectrum disorders. This will be my place to advocate, tell the tale of our journey, and hopefully share a few tears and laughs along the way. This is our family life, and we have embraced it.

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