- made his own "movies" using ToonTastic (incredible app!)
- read more than one dozen books (all the while asking me about new words and trying them out in his own sentences)
- helped decorate for Hannukah and Christmas
- played more with his sister than I ever remember, taking turns and sharing and using imagination
- gone to the park and made new friends
- learned new games
- practiced typing on my laptop
- done chores and helped in the kitchen
- visited tide pools
- practiced his math with me with less resistance than usual
- spent quality time with relatives
- slept soundly
I am an educator, so I never mean to sound disrespectful of schools, teachers, learning or learners. However, what I witness as a parent is that the various societal pressures have been misplaced upon our kids, particularly ones, like my boy, who have autism, and I admit that there I days I fear my son's school does him more harm than good.
I am grateful that we have another week to learn and grow and rest and love at home together.