Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Thomas at Christmas

Thomas was so much fun for Christmas this year. In years past he has helped open his gifts, not really interested in the act of opening nor in what he found inside. This year he couldn't get enough of opening. Occasionally he'd stop to check out what was in the package, but mostly it was on to the next package, ripping the paper a little at a time, tiny bits of paper being thrown here and there. At the start he needed help getting started, but at the end he was a pro. He also quickly figured out that soft packages most likely meant clothing, and he'd toss those aside without bothering to open them. Stinker.

Thomas received way too many gifts, but he really loved most of them, and as the days go by I'm sure he'll love the rest. There was so much excitement involved as we went from my mother's house to my mother-in-laws house, but he was so very very good. He had a great time and it was such a lovely Christmas with him. It's so nice to see how much he has grown and how he is beginning to enjoy those things other parents take for granted that thier kids will do and enjoy. I can't wait for next year!


David John Caswell said...

Dear Mom of Thomas,
Stumbled on your site by accident via our shared interest in disability and specifically Cerebal Palsy. Love your account of Thomas's Christmas. My son is 13 yrs old and has Aspergers Syndrome...his name is also Thomas. I help out as a volunteer at a local charity which aims to help children with Cerebral Palsy, by using a process called Conductive Therapy. Have you heard of it? Please reply to this post or leave a post on my blog...I would love to keep in touch.
Best wishes David.

David John Caswell said...

Hi Mom of Thomas,
Hope you and your family are well, especially Thomas. We have just taken down all the Christmas decorations, so we are just about back to are looking forward to going back to school on Monday...well maybe that is not quite true! Have a look at my new post and the link to Stick & Step. Look forward to your next post.