This is my fourth time around having an 18-year-old in my house and all that comes along with that. I have raised at least one very verbal child, at least one medium verbal child and one non-verbal child. All of them, no matter how verbal, had the look to go with the saying "I am 18 years old and I will do what I want." It has become kind of a joke in our house. I am guessing since the world says that at 18, you are officially grown, that my kids have bought into that big time and we spent a lot of their 18th year hearing that familiar phrase and seeing the look that goes along with it. Just because Davin is non-verbal, don't think I don't see the same look and I KNOW what he is thinking.
This morning was one of those mornings. I had to remind him over and over again what our purpose was during breakfast. He knows we have a strict schedule in the mornings and I am pretty sure he is familiar with the routine by now! It seemed that he had other plans for today, though. After a rather frustrating breakfast time, Davin looked at me rather pleased with himself and I saw it.....the look. It was as if I could read his mind. I know. I know. You are 18 and you will do what you want.