Today at the dinner table, all of a sudden, I felt like I should ask Robbie about his day. Why should I do that, was the first thought I had after that, but again, I felt like I should ask him. So... I did. It's something I used to do when the older two were younger. Back then, they'd get in the car, feeling untalkative (teens!), and I'd tell them that they had to tell me something good about their day and/or something they didn't like about their day. They knew I'd keep after them until they answered, so they'd answer... and usually the gates would open more and they'd talk about their day or something else at least.
Obviously that's not something we've done with Robbie. He hasn't been able to answer questions much if at all. Yes/no questions have been going well for about a year now, and we could ask if he wanted x, y, or z and he'd answer that too. But an open ended question? Never.
But the feeling that I should ask wouldn't go away, so I did. I said to Robbie, "Did you do anything you liked today?" AND HE ANSWERED.
Just two words - "Play ball". But AN ANSWER! To an open-ended question!!!!
Praying for more!