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Kirk speaks in a monster voice close to Richie’s ear and this is guaranteed a hearty laugh! Richie loves the sound of monster voices and lets Kirk know exactly what sounds he wants to hear (he’ll say it first and waits for Kirk to repeat it)!
Richie loves when Tiki chases him around the house, it’s their version of playing tag! They play with pillows and foam swords too! It’s one sided though, because Richie is the only one being chased or hit with the sword or pillow! Richie loves to follow Tiki around because he knows Tiki is going to include him in games and other fun stuff.
Richie absolutely loves Phil. It doesn’t matter what Phil does, Richie enjoys interacting him. They dance to Richie’s favorite songs and sing whatever songs Richie wants to hear.
Like any other parent, my relationship with Richie is multi-faceted. I am his mother, play-buddy, therapist, and teacher. I’ll do whatever it takes to make Richie comfortable, safe, and happy.
Signs of Trouble Ahead
- The sound of a baby crying or shrieking
- The iPad not playing a movie scene at the precise moment he wants it to
- Inability to find a YouTube video
- Large, loud crowds of people
- Being made to do something he doesn’t want to do
Please stay tuned for our next blog:
Part 2: What is PBS and Who Needs to be Involved?