Rarer in Girls...Life with my daughter Janey, who is thirteen and autistic
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Monday, December 24, 2012
A Christmas Present for you!
Here's a present for you, my dear readers! It's Janey giving you a Christmas Panettone! For those of you who didn't marry into Italian families, a Panettone is a Christmas type sweet bread, with raisins and glaze. I am not that huge a fan of them, but they are sort of like fruitcakes or cranberry sauce or candy corns---holiday foods you just have to get whether you like them or not. Janey is in love with the boxes. She spent a lot of time yesterday doing very, very rare pretend play with them. She'd bring a couple boxes (one empty, one still with the bread) over to one of us and hand it to us, then we were supposed to give it back to her and say "Here's a present! Merry Christmas!", and then she'd take it to someone else. A pretty basic game, but a great one to see her playing, maybe getting ready to actually open and perhaps even break a smile at some of the presents for her tomorrow.
Merry Christmas to everyone, or Merry other holidays if you don't celebrate Christmas! I can never be sure how many people actually read this, but it's always amazing and hugely thrilling to me that anyone does. I appreciate the chance to write here and share my thoughts, and I hope anyone reading this has a wonderful day tomorrow.