Packing peanuts are not just for eating. Yes, eating. One of the many calls to Poison Control. I wouldn't have called, I'm a bit laissez-faire about that stuff, but it was while he was in the care of one of his previous ABA workers. She was kind of freaked out by his tendency to eat anything that was not food.
Anyway, I digress.
Our indoor snowman project has some real amazing moments.
1) When I suggested making a snowman, Brian didn't go running for his snowpants and mittens. He understood we weren't talking about a real snowman. Big deal, right there.
2) Brian made the first move. He didn't wait for directions. He picked up the glue and put two dots near the top of the snowman and said "Eyes".
3) I didn't hear one single "That's not fair" from Corbin. When making something together Corbin likes to make sure that we all have an equal amount of tasks. Brian put on BOTH the mouth and nose without any complaints from big brother.
4) Speaking of the mouth, Brian chose the pipe cleaner out of a huge box of crafting odds and ends. And then curved it into a smile.
5) Corbin let it go that the nose and eyes weren't in the "perfect" place. I was proud of him for that. I know it was bugging him and he did mention it once, but then he was okay.
6) Brian stuck with us through the entire process. Generally, Corbin and I finish these projects because Brian gets to a point that makes me feel like I'm torturing him. I'm glad he stuck with it- there's no way we could've made such an awesome snowman without his help.