Being Micah

March 1, 2010

A Not-so-typical Regular Day at Home

Filed under: mum writes — micahchan @ 11:53 pm

Mum writes:

A regular day at home is never typical, when the little guy I hang out with showers me time and again with delightful surprises. One morning he came to me reciting both verses of “Peas Porridge Hot” without missing a word. The next day, he joyfully bursts out the song “Jesus Loves Me This I Know”, complete! The curious thing is, we hadn’t heard him partially recited or sang many of the nursery rhymes or songs at all prior to presenting them in full… He must have been taking it all in every time he was read or sang to. I particularly enjoy the way he looked at me when he performed – the smile in his eyes – as if with the intent to make my day. Needless to say, he has been able to turn my world upside down and around, every time, everyday.

It hasn’t been all songs and nursery rhymes. Some days Micah would decide to just be inquisitive and curious…

He has been a lot more independent at play these days, which allows me to prepare for a meal without too much interruption. This morning while I was working away, I realized the little boy had been rather quiet. Frantically, I yelled, “Micah, where are you?” and rushed out of the kitchen to check it out. I found Micah in our new hall bath, right by the bathroom door sticking one ear onto the floor with his bottoms up, listening… Micah jumped off the floor as soon as he heard and saw me. Apparently, the tile warming system in the bathroom floor does make some sound – an extremely gentle sound when it is heating up. That was enough to intrigue Micah and his sensitive hearing. I laughed hard, ran and grabbed the camera; but the little guy wouldn’t get down for another round of listening to the floor. I made sure I had the camera right by me from that moment on, and caught the following poses as Micah continued to explore the sounds around the house:

Soon it was lunchtime. Micah usually enjoys a game of something while eating at the table. I decided to give him some mini erasers to play with today. To my complete surprise, Micah has grown to become quite conscious of patterns. His fine motor skill seems to have also improved so much so, as to allow him to insist on arranging the mini erasers in line. It was fascinating to also hear him murmuring, “mouth pointing this way” as he aligned the duckie erasers away.

Shortly after that, Micah needed to play with something else. Seeing that I wasn’t going to find another toy for him, Micah decided to play with his socks. We have seen Micah taking his socks off before so I wasn’t paying attention, until he started putting the socks back on again!

So he did it – putting both socks on ALL BY HIMSELF! Not bad, I thought! There was the look of “mission accomplished”, as well as contentment and unspeakable joy written all over his little face…   I could have caught that moment in a picture too, though that would probably meant missing the opportunity to hug and kiss him right away for a job well done…  I’m just so glad to have been there to witness all his little play tricks, and to experience all the big and small moments of fun together!

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