Poetry In The Form Of Motion

Speech with Parker is a battle of the wills. Signing can be frustrating as well. This kid knows that I pretty much always know what he wants so why should he actually have to ask?

And waste all that energy, you know?

But we’ve discovered how to work around the stubborn. When really motivated Parker will indeed sign for what he wants.

And for Parker, motivation comes in the form of a giant exercise ball, and a vintage blanket.


Lying (laying?) on his back, upside down on the giant exercise ball, Parker is beyond thrilled.

A position that would make most of us a wee bit nauseous, thrills him to no end. He’ll sign ‘more roll’ over and over, giggling all the way.


Toss him in a make-shift swing and his smile lights up my heart. For this he’ll break down and sign “more swing Mom”.

Mom. It’s my favorite sign of all.

About Tammy and Parker

Special Needs Blogger, and homeschooling Mom, heavily involved in advocacy for all kids with special needs in Utah.


  1. i love to see the smile on his face!

  2. That smile is precious!

  3. “Mom”
    Well worth the effort.

  4. Jennifer from NY says:

    Such an expression of pure joy! Love that little face! (Nice quilt too!) –Jen

  5. Awwww look at Parky’s smile – WONDERFUL!!!

  6. Love, love, LOVE those moments of joy! Thanks for sharing. xoxo

  7. That last picture makes me cry! I love to see him so happy, what a doll!! Parker, your smile is more beautiful than anything! You keep signing sweetie!!

  8. Oh! What a Parky fix…that smile! My day is now brighter.

  9. Parker looks so happy! Great Job Tammy!

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