Tuesday, December 25, 2012

What My Boy Got for Christmas

Since my older son ignores most toys, he mainly
gets books. He asked for Qwirkle 
(which he mostly ignored)
and Christmas books this year, and especially wanted 
a Christmas song book. His first question Christmas morning
was: "Did I get a Christmas Song book?" and he
would not open stocking or Santa presents until
assured, yes, he did.
My sister gave him
"Easy Piano Ultimate Christmas" (hereinafter
called the Green book) and my husband found
him "Easy Christmas Fake Book" (the red book).
These provided some moments of amusement. 
He also received Silver Packages (a Christmas 
picture book by the incomparable Cynthia Rylant) 
and poetry books and joke books. 
I did not give him anything challenging except
a book with writing prompts, which he would
not use today. I'll keep asking. I'll try to figure
out what to do with Qwirkle too, he likes 
the colors and shapes, but he's not so interested
in the game. Perhaps we can use the tiles for 
pattern matching.
He spent a happy hour under the tree looking
at his books. By this afternoon he was back
to older favorites in his room. He read
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree out loud
to me from inside his new (collapsed on
floor) Hugglepod.
He did play a game of "Guess Who" with his dad, 
which is a logic and recognition game that two of
his speech therapists have used with him.
Hoping you had a lovely and peaceful day,
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
-Spectrum Mom

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