Something truly amazing happened yesterday. First let me paint the scenario. There were five of us sitting in the middle of the living room floor. Here’s my pathetic attempt of a visual. It’s obviously not to scale, but you get the idea. The four of us, unknowingly at the time, are basically boxing in Logan, who is laying down on the floor.
Gram and Jason were carrying on a conversation with something to do about late night shows and who is hosting what. Not quite for certain as I was trying to decipher what Levi was whining about. Generally, Levi talks very well, but this time around he was asking for something we did not officially give a name to (a musical snow globe). Levi began to get louder and louder while growing impatient with me because I was struggling to figure out what he wanted off of the top of the entertainment center. In the meantime, Jason is talking louder to talk over Levi. This entire time, the TV was blaring music during the credits of Madagascar 2….
All of a sudden, as quick as a flash came a loud, shrilling scream from Logan. In that very instant, Gram rushed to turn down the music as we sat there with our jaws to the floor in pure amazement! Logan had screamed as if to tell us ‘SHUT UP!!’ and it was AWESOME! Right away, Logan resumed to his normal self. He was pleased to finally have some peace and quite.
Our apologies immediately went to Logan. We quickly realized that we were extremely rude. We had not given him appropriate space and to top it off we had created way too much noise that he didn’t need to be in the middle of. Logan deserves respect and we were being disrespectful. For that we were very sorry.
Even though Logan has no verbal words to express himself, he can still communicate. It can be very difficult trying to understand what he wants and trying to figure out what he needs. However, he made it very clear to us last night and we praised him for doing so!