The Sonia Show

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

Smart and handsome


Yeah, so, The Kid’s preschool is closed this week, so I’m skipping work and trying to take him on little adventures around San Francisco.

Tuesday, I took him to get a haircut, which is an awesome adventure, and by awesome I mean, stressful. He cries the entire time. I was able to lessen the crying by showing him a video of himself on my phone. He’s so vain. He probably thinks this blog is about him.


He’s single, ladies. Line starts to the left.

After the traumatic haircut, we went to Crissy Fields, which is an amazing beach with a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Oh, and you have to wear a sweatshirt to the beach in June, because San Francisco.


Taking it to the bridge.


Beach selfie.

Wednesday, we went to the San Francisco Zoo, in which we saw – maybe – two animals – and spent the rest of the time in their big, fancy playground. Fine by me. I go to the zoo for Calvin, and if he wants to spend the entire time on the swing and playing in the sandbox like he can at any other park in San Francisco instead of gawking at the animals that’s cool with me. I have a feeling he will be all about the animals in about another year or so. Plus, the zoo has soft serve ice cream, so no worries.

The trip to the zoo also resulted in a 2.5 hour nap, so … GO ZOO!

So, yeah, as you, my tens of readers, are aware, The Kid is trying to catch up to his peers, talking-wise. After almost a year of not being able to hear, Calvin’s language skills is, not surprisingly, lacking when compared to other kids his age. However, he is making remarkable progress!

He is starting to say a ton of words and sentences. He is starting to repeat things we say. For example, he spilled a cup of water the other day and I said, “Oh honey!” He turned to me and said, “Oh honey!” Then I heard him say it again to Thomas the Tank Engine when he got into an accident and spilled his load (Hehehehe, I said, “load”) on the cartoon. This means I really need to start watching my fuckin’ mouth. I swear a lot. Plus, today at the zoo when we were getting ready to leave he said, “I’m not finished,” which means he will be sassing me in public in no time, right?

Mighty, mighty good man David took an adorable video of Calvin reading “Goodnight Moon” to himself. There’s still some babbling in there, but you can hear the words. What I’m trying to say is, my boy is reading, and he’s practically a genius.

This second video is photobombed by Homer, which makes it worth watching.


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.

4 thoughts on “Smart and handsome

  1. My favorite part of the second video is David saying “Go on,” like he’s listening to intellectually stimulating poetry. He’s a mighty good dad. Calvin is a little clone of him too.

  2. He is sooooo stinkin’ cute! I have to say, though, it sort of makes me feel better that your son freaks out during haircuts too. We had to start just doing it ourselves at home because it was so stressful and this way I can hold him down while my husband does the cutting. He told us the other day that he had a nightmare about people coming into his room to give him a haircut. (Knife to the heart, Kid.)

    But I am so happy about the talking! My son was delayed too, but I’m amazed everyday by how much he’s talking and saying real sentences with real words. He started preschool in April and I think that’s helped him a ton. You’d almost never know that he was a behind before.

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