I started the day with a song from Faith. She "sang" the entire Yankee Doodle song (or Barney song, if you like) to us in the lift when we were on our way to her Special School.
She even vocalized the bridge of the song, laughing as if she was sharing a joke with us. What a cheerful teenager!
I told this to her Teacher when I handed Faith off to her care. Teacher laughed and said Faith has changed a lot this year. She has become more vocal and emo, Teacher said. More outgoing and wanting to communicate.
"You should buy her Mee Goreng. She loves eating spicy Mee Goreng," Teacher told me. "She would eat it, then make blowing sounds because it's hot, then use her iPad Proloquo2Go app to ask for Help."
"Help?" I asked.
"Ya! 'Help. Help. Help.' Faith would press. She wants water! Hahaha!" Teacher said. "Then she drinks the water, and has another go at the Mee Goreng again."
Then I met Faith's autistic classmate at the school hall and shook her hand. She too, had a huge delightful grin on her face. So cute, these special kids are.
Sure, I'm worried about the P5 and Sec 1 exams my two younger ones are going through soon.
And I'm also worried about Mom as she is due to be discharged from hospital this week (that's another long story).
But my singing, Mee-Goreng-eating Faith made me laugh this morning, and the many cares just melted away.