June 2000 – Nicky was just a little over 3 years old in this picture hugging Barney. He loved Barney and Teletubbies, Sesame Street and Blue’s Clues, he would watch them all day long, over and over again.
At the time he could walk OK, albeit very carefully and slowly, and was a smart as a whip. When the school district came over a year later to see if he was ready for kindergarten he was able to recognize every animal they showed him, every letter, and count to 15.
EB does not and has never affect his mind the least bit and if anything, since he is not easily distracted by other things because he can’t do other things, he became extremely smart about certain things, especially computer games. He’s no dummy to be sure. One thing that helps him as well is how calm and zen he is about life in general. He’s never gone through the terrible 2s or the troublesome 3s and he passed right over the teenage angst years. He is and will always be my angel.
More of Nicky’s life in the book –> http://www.butterflychildamothersjourney.com/