One of my fondest memories of our trip came on the very first day. But first, you might need a little background information. Reece does not like costumed characters. At all. Not even a little bit. She does fine with Disney Princesses and Mary Poppins... the ones that look like people. But the ones in full costumes? Like Pooh, Tigger, the Chick-Fil-A cow?? No way. We learned this the hard way last year when we did the Character Breakfast at the Grand Floridian! LOL
So, we were at Legoland on Monday and as we're walking around in the afternoon, having already done most of everything there was to do, I feel a tap on my side. I look around and it's Reece. She is pointing at something - the Lego Man walking by. She smiled big and I smiled back. She looked at him again and then looked at me with anticipation. I smiled and nodded and she ran over to him.
He opened his arms wide and she just sort of stood there. My mom snapped a couple of pictures.
All without saying a word. And still a week later she won't talk about it. If you try to talk to her about it, she ignores you and pretends she didn't hear you, but I know she did because one time after I asked her about the Lego Man she looked away and smiled. But that's OK. Maybe one day she will want to talk about it! :)
Not only was it special to me that she wanted to have her picture taken with the Lego Man, but it was also the way she went about it that was so cool. The entire thing took place non-verbally! This wouldn't have been possible a few years ago, before RDI! She just didn't 'get' nonverbal communication at all! I still can remember her screaming, "TALK TO ME!" when I was nodding yes in response to a question! Wow, things sure do change, don't they?!
I think I love the Lego-Man! :D