Hi Everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas Day yesterday. I know we were so tired last night.
Chloe woke up around 7 am yesterday and was ready to open her presents. This is the first year she tore all of them open before really seeing what she got. In the past years she would open one and play with it before opening the next one. It made the magic last longer. She wasnt super thrilled about anything she got, but played with a few items before we headed to my parents house.
She was very excited the whole car ride down. We sang Christmas songs to the radio and she told every cow and horse she saw “Merry Christmas”. We were the first ones there and so she was bouncing all over the house and being super loud. My Mom had the idea of letting her open her gifts early in the back room, where she would have quiet and could play. It really worked out so well for Chloe. She had a good time playing back there.
Once everyone else arrived and the talking began she got overstimulated quick. She went outside for a bit and then would go to the back room and play. It took hours before she would eat. Luckily my niece made homemade mac n cheese or Chloe wouldn’t have eaten anything. Every now and then she would try to come in and sit with her older sister and brother, but then would cover her ears and go back to her toys. Eventually she did come out and sit by her Aunt and Uncle for a bit and watched TV. It was sweet.
When we left she hugged everyone and was off to the car. Thats ok…Mom can carry everything. LOL. Luckily my brothers were there to help. She played with her toys in the back seat all the way home and was very happy. Once home she sat in the living room and played with her favorite toy my parents gave her…A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It was so good to see her play. Then she and I got our baths and pajamas on, collapsed on the couch and watched a movie together.
This morning we both slept until 8:30. I put up most of the decorations, except our little tree. I told Chloe I would leave it up until the weekend. She has been quieter and has played a little with her toys today. She has wanted me close to her all day.
I am a Mom of a 10 year old who has moderately severe Autism. I share about our daily life, adventures and ways I work with her. Also Autism mom life. I am also on a journey to become a minimalist and will share posts about it on Saturdays.
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