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Someone said something lovely to me yesterday - but it made me want to cry!

(21 Posts)
Merlot Sat 19-Mar-05 23:55:22

I was in a queue in M&S, with ds2 (18mths - global delay) sat in the trolley. I was playing with ds and trying to get him to clap (not much joy there!) when suddenly this elderly gentleman who was stood behind me said:-

`You are so lucky. Your little chap so obviously adores you - his love for you just shines from his eyes.'

I could barely respond as I immediately started to well up. I sort of mumbled a yes, he's lovely
but couldn't bring myself to turn around just in case a full-on blub started - I was so incredibly moved!

I dont know whether the chap had realized that something was amiss with ds, I tend to think he might have, but it was such a lovely thing to say...

Now if someone had said that comment to me when ds1 (NT) was a baby, it would have been appreciated, but a bit like water off a ducks back. It just brought it home to me what a lovely little chap my ds2 is and I was touched that someone else could see it too.

whatsername Sat 19-Mar-05 23:58:16

Awww bless. It's nice to hear positive comments for a change, isn't it?

Newbarnsleygirl Sat 19-Mar-05 23:58:43

Awwww, thats sooo nice!

I would have bawled my eyes out!

Gobbledigook Sat 19-Mar-05 23:59:22

That's lovely Merlot - how sweet of him to say that to you.

I hope you don't mind me asking but what does global delay actually mean?

ionesmum Sun 20-Mar-05 00:01:30

Oh, how lovely!

Merlot Sun 20-Mar-05 00:04:01

No of course I dont mind you asking

Global Delay means developmental delay all round. Eg.. Being behind with motor skills (ds2 is only just cruising round the furniture) and speech and language (he does not really babble and in fact is very quiet most of the time)

I guess its a term quite frequently used when the medics acknowledge that a child has special needs but there is no specific diagnosis.

Gobbledigook Sun 20-Mar-05 00:05:26

Thanks Merlot - I do learn a lot from this site

He must be a very gorgeous and special boy.

Merlot Sun 20-Mar-05 00:07:03

He is Gobbledigook But then we are so biased about our own kids aren't we ?

JoolsToo Sun 20-Mar-05 00:09:32

I think thats really lovely - and its special that a complete stranger felt moved to express himself in these days of keeping ourselves to ourselves

two special males there Merlot!

KarenThirl Sun 20-Mar-05 07:18:38

Aahh, warms the cockles of your heart to hear things like that. What a nice man.

Jimjams Sun 20-Mar-05 08:33:27

People being nice to me about ds1 always makes me cry. (so unexpected)

Jaysmum Sun 20-Mar-05 08:54:36

What a lovely post....thankyou for sharing it with us.

macwoozy Sun 20-Mar-05 12:39:05

That is so sweet, what a lovely man.

nikcola Sun 20-Mar-05 12:49:27

lovely

Blossomhill Sun 20-Mar-05 20:24:21

So lovely Merlot . Little things like that mean so much don't they? Blossomxxx

milward Sun 20-Mar-05 20:28:41

Super comment for a super mum & ds

Merlot Sun 20-Mar-05 20:28:51

Yes it really touched me. Nice to know there are some truly lovely people out there as well as the insensitive types!

fimblesfan Sun 20-Mar-05 20:32:18

That story has bought a tear to my eye, enjoy your ds im sure he is a very special little boy.

eidsvold Sun 20-Mar-05 21:16:30

that is fab... so nice when people say lovely things - just makes it all worthwhile

beccaboo Sun 20-Mar-05 21:22:09

Merlot I'm having a little weep at your story, he sounds like the sort of grandad every child should have

Niddlynono Sun 20-Mar-05 21:26:38

That's so lovely. I would have blubbed!

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