Lucky for us we were able to pull the whole thing off without a hitch. It was a Christmas miracle for sure!
Christmas is a very stressful time for kids in the autism spectrum. New sights, sounds and smells, more activity, family visits and last but not least the anticipation. For an autistic child, this is a recipe for disaster. We've had our share of behavioral issues and meltdowns over the past days - can't imagine why my blood pressure is so wacked out...
Anyway, today we celebrated Christmas.
With all The Skink has been through recently with her bout with viral pneumonia, it was only appropriate that Santa would bring her her very own medical equipment! Her first order of business was to check daddy's heart.
He has one!
Don't mind the hair. We couldn't let a little thing like a messy mop get in the way of Christmas excitement! The Skink also got a Victorious doll - a toy based on her favorite television show. The doll sings the show's theme song... and The Skink (who knows every word) sings right along with the doll. (Translation: we've been listening to the Victorious theme song for about 3 hours straight now... )
But the Girls' big present (and I do mean BIG) was the giant wood doll house I found for an unbelievably low price on line. Sure - it
Help! The Christmas gifts are eating my children!
You know you got the right gifts when:
The Skink also received a Cow Christmas ornament, but she doesn't believe cows belong on the tree. Silly us! Every Skink knows that cows belong in bed!
Broadway's big gift was a computer. We haven't seen him since the time this picture was taken.
She's becoming a bit overstimulated. Can you tell?
Toothbrushes make great stocking stuffers - and apparently need regular naps.
And these... these shoes go perfectly with practically any outfit - including pajamas.
Look! Iraq got a toy that's actually meant to be kicked.
Meltdowns and all, it's been a fun day so far. The next few days should be interesting with Iraq, but at least there will be some fun new toys to play with when I'm not sitting on her.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season!