Monday, November 23, 2009

Sensitive Santa

Yesterday morning, the Dayton Mall held their annual Sensitive Santa day. It was a time for kids with autism to meet with Santa when the the mall was closed I was not aware they even did this, but Blake's aide gave me information on it.

The kids each got a bag of little toys from the people who organized it. We waited in a short line to see Santa. Blake waited patiently and held my hand. Drew kept going outside the corral they had for us. Not a big deal, since everyone understood.

When it was time to go up to see Santa Claus, Drew went first. He went right up and sat down with Santa. He told him his name and posed for a picture. He did great! I was impressed.

Then it was Blake's turn. He wouldn't get close to Santa, and definitely was not sitting on his lap! We tried to get him to sit on a little bench in front of Santa, but he turned around, suspicious that Santa might get him or something. We didn't force it, so we don't have any pics of Blake with Santa. But he did like to see him from a distance.

Afterward, we took an elevator ride. Well, Blake and I did. Dispite the fact that Drew talked about it the the whole morning, when it was time to actually do it, he wouldn't get in. Oh well. Next, we let them play in their play area.

Drew wasn't interested in that, but Blake had a good time.


Anonymous said...

The boys look like they are having fun.