Thursday, November 11, 2010
This week we are supposed to share a funny memory of our child. It so happens that my computer is (hopefully temporarily) muerto, and I'm using an ancient ThinkPad that I chose not to turn back in to my company when they got taken over in 2005. How you like me now Oracle?
This computer is full of old pictures and videos from when Audrey was an infant and toddler, so I've been taking a (not always so enjoyable) walk down memory lane. Some of the videos I haven't seen since they were first taken. They are kinda crappy and grainy, but who doesn't love to unearth these little relics from the past that provide a window into life as it was back then. Well, me for one. Five years has never felt SO. BLOODY. LONG.
Audrey had a ton of gross motor issues and so was very late to reciprocal crawl and walk. This video was taken when she was 13 months old, when she was doing this funky scoot on her butt to get around. But she seldom even bothered to do that very much, unless she was particularly inspired. The object of her affection in this video is the video camera itself. Needless to say, we didn't know at the time that she was autistic. I guess the fact that she was terrified to move out of a sitting-up position and loved shiny objects should have clued us in, but what did we know.
It's too bad that sometimes these memories become tainted by her subsequent diagnosis. I'm getting better at seeing them for what they are, and sometimes am even able to have a laugh rather than a cry. Sometimes.
Posted by Lynn at 10:06 AM