Christmas was special with Tristan this year because of his reactions to his gifts. Sometimes, it can be challenging to figure out what toy he would like to have. This year’s reaction was priceless.
Tristan went to a Christmas party at his school! I think the picture says it all– he enjoyed seeing Santa. I am grateful that his school does fun social events and takes pictures for us.
I have stalled in writing this due to the fact I may get some negative feedback on this post. I do realize I am totally putting myself out there for criticism. I do hope you enjoy this and see the humor in it.
I will add I did ask my son, Jacob, if he remembered this. He said, “Yes,”
I followed up with the question, “Did I scar your childhood memories?”
He laughed and said, “No.”
Jacob did remind me of some details of this story that I had forgotten.
I am continuing the topic on sleep- or really lack of it. I assumed our sleepless nights would be few and far between over the years. I did not realize part of the disability of autism is that there is lack of sleep! Therefore that means we have had lots of sleepless nights. I calculated we had approximately been going on 7 years of this pattern.
One Christmas morning our oldest son, Jacob got up early. It felt like 1 A.M. He came to our room to announce, “It’s Christmas Day! I am ready to open my presents!”
I answered, “Okay. Go ahead. I will listen to you open them up.”
Brian said, “WHAT? You can’t do that! You can’t listen to him open up presents!!!”
I quickly gave my explanation, “What? I know what he got. I bought and wrapped the gifts!”
After a few drowsy moments, I got up and enjoyed watching Jacob open up his presents.
Enjoy another healthy dose of laughter from our home!