The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Hear and now


Yeah, so, it’s a whole new world for the Spawn since he got tubes in his ears.

He was been waaay more social. He is dancing more when he hears music, and he actually responds to us when we call his name instead of “ignoring” us. We went to the park, and he started talking to a little girl, and they started playing together. This is the first time Calvin has made a friend that wasn’t an arranged playdate.

We went to my parents’ place for Thanksgiving. Usually, Calvin spends all his time turning the ceiling fans on and off, pushing his cars on the kitchen floor or clinging to mighty, mighty good man David’s leg. He’s clearly overwhelmed by everything and everyone. This time, he was running around, talking (babbling) to everyone and showing off his jumping skills. Everyone is finally getting to see the little boy that David and I see when we’re all home together.

We’re also hearing more words already. A lot of “mom” and “dad” and “Elmo” instead of just grunting and pointing.

This is all awesome timing, because David’s mother, Bette, has come for the holiday weekend. She hasn’t seen Calvin in a year, and she’s getting to see him really opening up.

It’s awesome. I’m sorry we didn’t know about the hearing loss sooner. He is so happy now. I mean, he was always happy, but now he is happy and seems more confident.

So, that’s the update on the ears. And now, the real reason you are here: Cute Spawn photos.

The Boy fell asleep in the swing again, but this time it’s captured on film.

After a swing nap, we went to Joe’s Cable Car for hamburgers and milkshakes. If you have never been there, I highly recommend it. The burgers are really good; so good I don’t even put ketchup on it because I think the meat is so good without it. Also, they are cool with kids being there.

At Joe’s Cable Car, Calvin discovered that he really loves milkshakes, specifically his father’s milkshakes. David must really love Calvin because David doesn’t share his desserts with anyone. Seriously. He almost stabbed me in my hand when I tried to get a bite of his dessert.

I drink your milkshake.

I drink your milkshake.

Going steady.

Going steady.

Instead of murdering people to get our hands on a cheap iPad on Black Friday, we spent our money on burgers and milkshakes. Sorry, U.S. Economy.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

3 thoughts on “Hear and now

  1. I was SO happy to read this, I love that boy. BIG SLOPPY KISSES FROM AUNTIE MARIE.

  2. So glad it was all his ears and not something more complicated!

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