November 7, 2008
This time of year I have some sad moments as I watch P try to enjoy the upcoming holiday season just like the other kids. We get Christmas catalogs galore and the kids are all so excited to look through them. P will follow them around and try to look with them and be so excited and they just don't realize that it means as much to her as it does to them. She can't have them because she rips them apart and then will eventually eat them. Yesterday I watched as "A" was looking in a catalog at the dining room table. She kept running back and forth to show her brothers the things she was finding. All the while she wasn't noticing that P was hopping back and forth across the room trying to look too. It about brought me to tears. The other kids love her to death but sometimes they just don't realize that she needs to be included. Because she can't talk and doesn't really ever get discouraged and complain to them, because she doesn't have the ability to, they don't notice that she would like to participate too.
So, I decided that I needed to make her a Christmas catalog of her own. I took one of the higher end catalogs that are full of beautiful, and expensive, things that we won't be buying :o) and ripped out the pages and put them into sleeves in a 3-ring binder. She was ecstatic to say the least and hasn't put it down since. She has her OWN Christmas catalog :o)
Posted by Jennifer at 8:54 AM