You know that cute little baby giggle ringtone that everyone has heard? Or the email attachment that has gone around, with the cute baby giggling that is supposed to make your day better? Oh how I used to love that sound. I guess I still do, in small doses.
My 5 year old son, who happens to have autism, is home sick with strep. Poor baby. He's covered in a rash and just doesn't feel well. I have to say, he is my favorite sick kid in the whole world. He doesn't complain (okay, so he doesn't really talk much either, but...). He is my most affectionate child. He loves to hug and get kisses. He loves to cuddle up on the couch when he doesn't feel well. He'll just sit in my lap on the couch for as long as I will let him. He's so sweet.
BUT once he starts feeling better, OH MY GRACIOUS! I love this kid more than anything on this earth, but he is so DADGUM LOUD! That sweet little giggle on the ringtone, imagine hearing that for four hours straight. UGH! My ears are ringing! I do consider myself lucky that he has the giggles and squeals of delight rather than the screeching/screaming/tantrum throwing variety of autism. But, boy am I glad he's feeling better. Sweet, precious, LOUD, adorable, LOUD, funny boy. He's the light of my life and the degeneration of my hearing. Thank you Lord for all my blessings.