Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all
And sweetest is the gale is heard; and sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm...
~Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On the upside...Xmas in January?!

So, whether you may or may not know sometimes kiddos with Autism perseverate on things.

a. Uncontrollable repetition of a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the absence or cessation of a stimulus, usually caused by brain injury or other organic disorder.
b. The tendency to continue or repeat an act or activity after the cessation of the original stimulus.

So, this being said Kannon believes with all his might and brain that it is still Christmas, and that Santa will be coming back any day now...with more presents.
He has re wrapped almost all the presents he received for Christmas along with most of the DVD's in the house and a few random books...he feels that if he can stay in the Christmas spirit and keep gifts around then the big buy should follow suit.
The upside is that he used up the remaining wrapping paper, so no need to wonder if I should keep it for next year or not...and there are little gifts laying all over the house, and who doesn't like to see gifts :)

The downside is trying to explain to him that Santa will not be coming anytime soon...especially since the concept of time is not something Kannon grasps quite yet.
Santa so far has been vacationing after working so hard...flying around to other parts of the world...and last but not least, Santa is sleeping for the next 6 or 7 months to recover from all his Christmas activities.

Kannon hasn't bought any of this, so we are still wrapping presents and keeping vigil for Santa.
It has been nice, I have received my CSI DVD set all over again, some dirty socks, a princess pop up book, and my old toothpaste box with legos inside (it did make for a nice rattling sound)

Like I've always said, Autism can be a wonderful gift...
I just never knew it to be in literal form until now :)


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