Wishful Thinking

As I was kneeling down in front of Cordy yesterday, talking about some topic I can’t even remember, I noticed her eyes suddenly fixed on mine.

Eye contact is hard for her, so I was amazed at how intensely she was looking into my eyes. For at least 15 seconds she was staring directly at me while I talked to her.

OMG, she is making so much progress! I thought. I was thrilled that she was not only listening to me, but looking at me while I talked to her, a task we’ve tried to get her to do with limited success.

I couldn’t contain myself any longer. “Cordy, I’m so proud of you for looking at me while — “

“Mommy! I can see myself in your eyes! I see Cordy!”


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  1. Well…. Um. It’s a start?


  2. Whatever it takes!!

  3. I’m with them, it’s a start…if she can focus with that, maybe it can be a habit. I don’t know if it’s a good idea, but it might be!

  4. We had a tough time getting our daughter to look people in the eyes. Wish I’d thought to get her to focus on seeing herself in our eyes. I think Tracey has a point: it’s a start!

  5. Condo Blues says:

    Whatever works!