Halloween Past Present and Future

  I want to BE a firetruck Mommy.” Johnny has always loved firetrucks since he was around two years old.  If we were at a playgroup he would zero in on the only firetruck in the whole room.  If we were visiting a farm with a big giant sandbox filled with diggers and dump trucks,…

Let’s Have A Pretend Birthday Party

  “Let’s have a pretend birthday party.  I want to have a birthday party before bedtime with Daddy, Mommy and Princess.” Whose birthday is it? “It’s Mommy’s!” Johnny brought over the Melissa and Doug birthday block cake and placed it on the table. Then he set the table by getting  little plastic plates and put…

The Santa Claus Myth or Pretend Play On A Grand Scale

~ from December 2013 delay due to storm Johnny loves Christmas and loves Santa Claus.  He loves it when all the Christmas lights go up and the decorations.  He loves all the textures and the colours and how festive everything gets. He loves seeing all the different coloured Christmas lights and how people use them….

Just Like Sleeping Beauty….

I could hear some little giggles coming from the living room while I was making dinner and I wondered what Johnny was up to. I had turned on a Disney movie that both his little sister and he liked while I tried to quickly make dinner. I snuck a peak through the French glass door…

Let’s Pretend

“Some spend hours lining up toys in a specific way instead of using them for pretend play.” http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/symptoms Right now as I am typing and arranging my thoughts and I can hear my 2-1/2 year old daughter playing with her little yellow hair Rapunzel dollie and her new Lego Cindererella. A minute ago the dolls…

Let’s Play Dress-Up

A BIG FIRST yesterday:) Johnny told me wanted to go upstairs and get Pooh.  He tidied his room and then he called me saying “I want pants for Winnie”.  I told him he could and he chose his fireman pjs. Then “I want hat for Pooh”, then “I want gloves for Pooh”.  “I want socks…I…

The Art of Copy Cat

Children learn by copying one another and if you had to go four whole years before you saw your child copy another child consistantly then you would be celebrating every single moment when they did come.  Ready set go! “Princess” has a ribbon Johnny wants one to wear too. She is wearing New Orleans style beads…

Tucking In…let’s pretend.

Pretend is a big milestone when it comes to Autism. I asked Johnny to start getting ready to go upstairs for bed and he ran back into the living room. There was something he had to do. He had to tuck his sister’s baby doll to sleep with a blanket. We went over to take…