17 hours ago
Monday, May 11, 2009
Max plays with puppets and thrills us all
Hope everyone had a good Mother's Day. I slept till, holy cow, noon. Then Dave and Max went out and came home with cupcakes, including a pink one for Sabrina (of course), chocolate for Max, nothing for Dave (he's on some no-carb plan) and a vanilla coconut one for me (I swear, you could put coconut on cardboard and I'd eat it, I love it so much). Then I opened presents.
Max gave me a beautiful purple heart he'd made at school. Best part: He said the word "heart."
Sabrina gave me this flowerpot, with a photo of herself as the flower.
Then we all hung out and played. We'd ordered a puppet theater from Lillian Vernon and finally put it up.
I'm always looking for theraplay stuff—as in, it's fun and encourages Max to communicate and use his hands. Puppets seemed like a great idea. I got him some sports ones. Here he is with the football player, making my day.
I am going to start using one on Dave when I have to ask/beg/nag him to do chores, maybe he will be humored enough to actually do them.
What sort of theraplay things do your kids like?