Gifts and Giving: Four Moms Share How They Celebrate the Holidays
We stick together even in the hard times. Life with 3 kids is interesting enough, but when you add in a special boy that is medically fragile and very rare, it adds another level of stress, tears, love, and LOTS of teachable moments. It is awe inspiring to see how each one of is taught to be better people because of one boy that can’t walk or talk.
Tells us one gift your child wants? Our son is a doer. He loves to
interact with others and do things. A few his favorite things are hitting bumps in the road while riding in a vehicle, getting tickled, and being pushed in his chair on our gravel driveway by his younger brother. Even though he cannot tell us what he wants, we think he would love a cart that attaches to a bike like the ones found on this site…www.wicycle.com. We also think he would like an indoor play area like anything in these pictures, especially the ball pit, sandbox, swings, mirrors, and hammocks.
What gift has your child received (regardless of their age) that is still very popular in the house or is used today? Noels favorite toy, by far is the Baby Einstein music turtle. We have extras in the house so we have back up whenever this one dies.
What do you look for when you select gifts for your child? We look for anything that lights up or plays music. We look for things that he has to initiate the sound or light, not ones that just play on their own.
We try to find things that he can interact with and motivates him to do things he normally wouldn’t do on his own.
What is something that you and your family look forward to every holiday season (tradition or routine)? Before kids we would always go to the latest church service that we could and I was in the choir. The past few years, because the kids were/are so small we haven’t really had time to do any new traditions as just a family. We have always gone over to the extended families house to open gifts on Christmas morning and we look forward to that every year. As our kids get older we would like to start the tradition of going out to the woods and cutting down a tree as a family.
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