Hello. My name is Abby. I'm eight years old and I was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome when I turned two. My parents work hard to help me make sense of the world around me and this blog is meant to help others understand my world and my journey with Rett Syndrome.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Abby's pick

So, tonight we decided to go out to get a bite to eat. As I was getting Logan ready, I heard Wes asking Abby about her day. He then asked her what she wanted to do for dinner. He held up one hand for yes, and the other for no.

It went like this:

Do you want Salsaritas? No
Do you want to eat at home? No
Do you want to go to Chick-fil-a? No
Do you want McDonalds? Yes with a big smile!

What? I didn't think she liked anything at McDonalds. In fact, when we go to the play land, I pack our lunch, partly because I'm cheap and partly because I very much dislike McDonalds.

Anyway, when Abby communicates something so clearly, it would be a crime to ignore it. So, it was McDonalds for dinner, much to my dismay.

It turned out to be a good choice. She ate every bite, especially the apple pie. The girl knows what she wants. It's so awesome to see her able to express it. Go Abby!


  1. Today Leah grabbed a string cheese out of our swim bag and put it in her mouth...wrapper and all. She's rarely accurate like that and maybe 1 out of 100 times can keep it in her hand long enough to get it to her mouth, so string cheese it was! I'm with ya on McDonalds, but GO ABBY!!

  2. McDonald's makes my skin crawl but I am so excited to hear that Abbey picked it!!! I was just thinking about taking McD's off of CLaire's computer, maybe I shouldn't. Thanks for sharing her victory!

  3. Abby you are amazing!! Soo glad you enjoyed your dinner, although I share your mom's sentiments regarding the restaurant! :)