Tom is our oldest son. He has William's Syndrome. He is 28 years old. He has some great qualities and some quirks. He is possessive of those things which belong to him. He is also very happy and quite spiritual. He loves music! He can sing beautifully. His diction isn't the best, but he can pick out a bass line and sing it perfectly. In fact he loves to harmonize.
I have wondered if it is because of the immediacy that it represents. For instance, we have to do this now! Well, he has no problem with the word "immediately" or the phrase "right away." Now is a word that I use frequently. (I was going to say now and then. hehe) On Friday he and I were in Green Bay doing some shopping prior to his doctor appointment. I looked at my watch and said, "we can do to the doctor now." Wrong thing to say. He quickly came behind me and poked me in the back. Then I realized what I had said.
I sure will be interested to find out in the next life why this is such a horrible, even vulgar, 4-letter word to him. But for now, we love him and appreciate all the good things he does and the bright spot his is in our family. Tom, we love you now and forever!
2 weeks ago