The child comes home from school, takes his shoes off. Has some yogurt. Put his shoes back on about half an hour later. Then he's walking around a bit anxious. Taps my leg and the couch over and over. What do you want, I ask him. He says something unintelligible.
Then I say, "I want..."
He says, "Ziggy."
Ziggy is the horse he rides.
Thursday kid, today's Monday.
And maybe this week he will want to stay on the horse for more than fifteen minutes of the half hour session.