Linz and Zach...Conversation?

Ok...just had to share this....
Mike and I decided yesterday that we'd meet at Reston Town Center tonight, take the kids to dinner and do a little Christmas shopping.  So...the kids and I hopped in the car at 4:30 and headed out to face the traffic and meet Mike for a fun evening.
To be honest it really wasn't bad since we were going in the opposite direction of all those headlights heading west...until we got close to Reston.  There we sat through a couple of light cycles.....but wait!  I'm getting ahead of myself.

Linz waits all year for the radio stations to start playing Christmas music 24/7.  I swear it seemed like this year it started right after Halloween!!  So that's what's tuned in whenever we are in the car.  I will tell you that she says the same thing as soon as the first few notes of the next great holiday tune starts...."OH!!!!  THIS is my FAVORITE!"  (no, seriously...she does!)  It can be anything from Elvis singing "Blue Christmas" to "Feliz Navidad" to that annoying song with the dogs barking the tune to "Jingle Bells".  (**eyes bugging out here**) She LOVES them ALL and they are ALL her FAVORITE.

So tonight as we sat at the light through the THIRD light cycle to turn onto the last leg of our journey, the beautiful violins started and then the soft velvety voice of Nat King Cole...
."Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.......Jack Frost nippin' at your nose....."
And I hear from the back seat...."OOOOOHHHH!!!! Now THIS is my very FAVORITE!  This really is a magical night!"  and that was immediately followed by Zach, who doesn't talk but decided to chime in his two cents worth.....He said TWO words....Two very heart felt words......ready???
He said, "Traffic Stinks!!"  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants!  It was a perfectly timed come back and the closest the two of them have come to an actual "conversation".  It just cracked me UP!
It just made me want to say, "Hahaha, Autism!  How do you like THAT?"

I just had to share that because I know how many of you pray for us and our family and we can't begin to thank you enough for all your kind words and loving comments.  We're making steps....They may be baby steps but that's ok.  Tonight we even found joy in spite of autism.  Score!!

Blessings to you and yours,


  1. Our children never cease to amaze us. They bring such joy into our lives.

  2. You tell the best stories ever. Thanks for sharing your wonderful children and family. I for one love every word.

  3. Great story, Michelle!! Tell Linz, they're all my favorites, too!

  4. Yeah! Zach!! He has so much to say and his words are coming out. I am so happy for you! I have Christmas Music on my blog, tell Lindsay to hop on over there! They are such joys!!!


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