Every now and then, our little ones will say a word or phrase that makes us stop and want to remember that moment forever — not because it's the darndest thing but because it's the sweetest.
Every now and then, our little ones will say a word or phrase that makes us stop and want to remember that moment forever — not because it's the darndest thing but because it's the sweetest. Ahead, hear stories from Quora users that describe the loveliest words their kids have ever uttered. From silly remarks to serious thoughts, they'll instantly put a smile on your face and remind you of your own experiences.
The First Real Sentence
"I had been teaching myself to play Moonlight Sonata during my pregnancy but abandoned it after the birth of my son.
He was diagnosed with 'moderate to severe' autism at 2 and had acquired a vocabulary of only about 20 words by 3 1/2. We communicated very well with our family members' spoken language, a little sign language, and his picture system.
On this particular evening, I sat down to play the piano for the first time since his birth. About 3 minutes into Moonlight Sonata, he rushed downstairs and stood mesmerized at the piano. He then asked, as sweet and clear as a bell, 'What's that music? It has colors!' This was his first coherent sentence, and with words we never knew he had -- or even dared to hope he would have. We were stunned and thrilled and amazed.
He's matured into a shy, expressive, typical young adult, albeit with synesthsia (sound to color), perfect pitch, and a love of heavy metal guitar."
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