I was sitting next to Alyssa on my bed as she was trying to fall asleep. She suddenly turns to me and says, “mommy, I think courtney is hiding her voice. When she was a baby she had a voice. Remember she sang, Let it Go?”
I knew exactly what she meant by her singing. Alyssa has seen the video. Alyssa has heard us talk about how Courtney could say some words and then stopped. So when she said that I acknowledged her beautiful theory.
She continued to say that maybe some day her voice won’t be hiding anymore.
I decided to take the moment to ask her if Courtney’s autism makes her mad or sad. She responded beautifully, “mad and a little sad. Just a little sad. I still love her though.”
What deep thoughts for a little 6 year old.