One of the things that frustrates us with playdates is that Michael really doesn't like to play board games, or pretty much any 'regular' game. But, the last couple days he has been playing Mario Party 8 with me and Steve. He has played it before, but always insisted on playing by himself. Now, he is playing with us, taking turns nicely, and really being a great sport. So, now we just need to see if this new skill can translate to a playdate!
It is so nice to be able to do 'typical' things with him and just have a great time. Of course, since I know what a hard time some spectrum kids have with empathy and winning/losing, I am just bursting with pride that he is handling the game so well. Yeah Michael!!!!
I'm not really one to beg for help, but these days money is getting tighter and Michael's therapy is getting more and more expensive. We had hopes that the county would help with funding for a FAR Infrared Sauna, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen. The sauna would help us remove toxins from Michael's body - from vaccines, pesticide, everyday exposure. If you are feeling generous and would like to contribute, I'd really appreciate it. If we actually get the sauna, I'll definitely keep you up to date on whatever results we see.