frog questions about the old woman" (he sometimes calls his teacher "the old woman" just to be sassy.) She was asking him questions about the frog, so he was saying she could ask the questions.
When he said "word play" he meant he was playing around, just kidding.
I asked him if he was calling his teacher "the old woman" and he said "if I said that I said that." Where did this sassy teenager come from?
Mary asked Max what the frog sounds like when he talks. He said "mean the spooky", and when we repeated that as a question, he answered "right."
Then he said "important because he said he saw a lot of zombies" He spelled zombies. The frog was important because he saw the zombies.
I had Steve take some video of his storytelling. He told Mary there was more than one frog. He also said "frog hopped into my mind." He said they were imaginary, but not when he sleeps. Daddy asked if the frogs scare the zombies with their spooky voices and Max answered they make them be quiet. I asked if the frogs were magical, and he answered, "yes, of course. I said that."
At the end of the video he says "them all over her bed" I told him no way there are zombies all over his bed! He was really trying to spook me with his story!
He finished up school and did some spelling outside to finish up his time. Then it was time for speech therapy and he had to tell Robby all about the frog story, so I snuck the camera out again.
Robby has been working with Max to have him say what he's feeling with his device so we're not always guessing what his emotions are. He asked how the frogs feel that there are zombies in the room, and Max said the frogs feel frustrated. He asked how the zombies feel that the frogs tell them to be quiet and he said uncomfortable. He asked how it all makes Max feel and he said antsy.
Then Max said "ugliest bed for the end" and I asked if this was the end of his story. He said "of course" so the end of his story is "ugliest bed for the end boy eat zombies." When Max is talking about himself he will often call himself boy or man. He made his ending extra spooky by saying he eats the zombies. But then clarified by saying, "only one."
Thank you so much for sharing. Max is so creative and I loved the story! I hope to read more stories soon!
Your friend from Dallas,
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