This morning Andy was swinging in our net swing like he does every morning. Sometimes we talk, sometimes he has a million questions, sometimes he's very quiet.
Today we talked a bit, then he got very quiet and closed his eyes. After a few minutes, I whispered, "Are you sleeping?"
"No, Mom, I'm just hesitating," he said.
"What?" I asked.
"I'm hesitating. If I close my eyes and relax I can feel the blood flow through my fingers. It feels cool," he said.
"What do you mean when you say hesitating?" I asked.
"You know...hesitating! Like when you cross your legs, put your hands in your lap and close your eyes," he replied.
Now I understood! "You mean MEDITATING?" I said.
"Oh, yeah. That's what I meant. I thought it was called hesitating. It's cool though because it makes me relax and I can feel my blood pumping through my body," he answered.
It's truly amazing the things that he can feel that I don't. Just like he smells things that I don't smell, and hears things that I don't hear.
I guess some things about SPD aren't quite so bad.