Autism. Funny faces

You know how you can have those amusing 'conversations' with your kids just by using your face? You stick out your tongue, make crazy eyes and smile with each other. It's a way of communicating, even just for jokes, and you come away from it with a closer connection to each other.

Before this month, I've never been able to have those face communications with Bright Eyes in a natural, easy, ongoing way. But recently, we seem to have had a few of them. We copy each other, crinkle our eyes up and regulate our facial expressions in a way that has real meaning to both of us.

This is a great thing! It's a normal part of relationship and communication skills that every one learns, and now Bright Eyes has it down pat too. Plus, it's fun to make silly faces at my child and have him respond to me in kind. 

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