A few other exciting things happened this week, most notably when my car had to be towed out of my parking lot because my landlords can't seem to find someone competent enough to put salt on the hill. But I'm over it. Punkin handled it quite well; the Buzz Lightyear Flashlight I, err Santa, brought helped distract him.
Speaking of presents, we got some awesome ones today. Lion sent me this piece (which brought tears to my eyes because the photos are from her visit) as well as a plush Buzz Lightyear for Punkin, who went around all afternoon saying, "Foo Fifinnity nand NEENYEOND!" SOO funny.
We really had a pretty simple Christmas. I got him one of those toys where you have to press a button or turn a knob to make a character pop up. This one is Sesame Street themed and sings short songs, too. And Oma and Opa got him a giant magnetic dry-erase board so he can play school. He loves to put magnetic letters on it and use markers to write just like his teacher.
OOHH, We both got our hair cut! I'll post a pic later. My camera's still broken and I had to use my old one for the above photos. Mine was long enough, and I cut enough off, that I was able to donate it to a cancer foundation. It went from the middle of my chest to now just above my shoulders. I feel older now and less like a head of great hair walking around on a person and more like a person walking around with a great head of hair.
* I do not do bored games, I mean board games. Too much sitting an strategizing. And what if I hurt someone's feelings when I give them my "skip" card? No thank you. But it made my sister happy.
**This was the most stressful week of his life because Great Grandma and Great Grandpa (FX Carrier) came to visit with Great Great Uncle Bill (FXS). Then 21 (?) people from my dad's side of the family came to visit a day later. It was a little loud at Oma and Opa's house. That in addition to being away from school and out of his bedtime routine wore on him, though he handled it very well I think. By the last night he was making himself vomit and his ears were a constant fiery red (a sign of hyperarousal). But he has asked for his "friends" a few times since -- so I know he had fun.