You know Christmas is over when your autistic son is already typing up notes:
Valentine’s Day 5 presents
St. Patrick's Day 7 presents
Easter 4 presents
June is the big one – Build a post office!
Every other holiday aside from Christmas, I give VHS tapes as presents. They cost more to ship from Amazon than to purchase. But, seriously, a post office? For Crew's birthday last year, he wanted a library. We all thought that was so cute. He said with a library, he could arrange all of his VHS tapes in one place. He would stamp them with a date and use a lamp to pretend it was a scanner. And they say autistic kids are not supposed to pretend on their own.
Then after Christmas last year, Crew started asking, “Library for my Birthday? June birthday, Library.” I never said yes or no, but shook my head to prompt him...