Perspective = Joy
Holiday time can be especially frustrating for special needs families. I, for one, never seem to get over the fact that my son is oblivious to the Christmas holiday. Since he has little interest in toys, over the years I have struggled to find something, anything, to wrap up and put under the tree for him. Rest assured, he likes to open packages, but could care less what’s inside! To some this “don’t care about gifts” attitude would be a welcome change! My daughter could use a little of that attitude to rub off on her.
Each year, it seems I have some type of “theme” in my gift giving for Mason. Last year it was Compact Discs. One of my son’s most preferred activities is just “jamming to the tunes”. I gave him a stack of about twenty wrapped CD’s. I wanted him to be rip-roaring excited about this, but instead, he opened one and ran into his room for a jam session. So, here I am practically begging him to open another one. (just one more attitude I wish would rub off on my daughter, instead of the lightning speed unwrapping fest!) Anyway, he wound up opening CD’s throughout the next week or so. It was like a Christian Chanukah in our house. This year I am particularly stumped because the CD thing has backfired on me (he now prefers to break CD’s instead of listen to them) so we have moved onto an MP3 player.
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