Daniel LOVES people, he likes to gibber jabber with them. I love it because he is learning to say "hi" to people at the appropriate times. It is difficult for him for a few reasons; the processing time of the brain, he needs to remember how to form his mouth, and then the amount of air that is needed to push out the word "hi". It is a lot for a child with CP let alone paralysis of his mouth/jaw and throat. So when it does come out its a little bit louder than a whisper. If he's really excited it sometimes gets louder but then the tone in his jaw kicks in and it doesn't come out sounding like "hi". But he tries really hard.
That being said, when we are sitting in the waiting room for our turn at the appointment and you see a cute little guy staring at you with a grin ear to ear...it just might be Daniel and he is waiting for you to acknowledge that you see him and that you heard his whisper of a greeting.
Do me a favor, smile at him and say hello!
Otherwise he is going to try to jump off my lap and want to walk over to you which will consist of me in a crouched over position helping him move his cast deadened legs until he gets to you. At which point you will finally look over at him and he will again whisper "hi" and I will fall over dead with a broken back! Then where does that leave us???
Thank you, and good day! :)