Sign makers are special people.
Do you have a sign maker in the house? They love to celebrate every date on the calendar. Their handwritten printer papers greet you when you arrive home after a weekend away. They hang their notes on bathroom mirrors and laptops. And they write on your dry erase boards.
I wish I got as much joy out of holidays as my son does.
Affectionately nicknamed Mr. Christmas, he could just as easily be named Mr. Valentine-Easter-4th of July-Summer Solstice-Welcome Home-First Day of Fall… you get the picture. This kid celebrates all holidays, big and small. He does it with abandon.
He does it with signs.
This sign greeted us when we came downstairs for breakfast this morning, apparently placed there after we sent him to bed, D1 couldn’t let the new year pass without his customary notice.
I almost titled this post “What Autism Isn’t”, and talked about dissociative social abilities… but I didn’t. Because this kid is just awesome, and more social than most neurotypical kids I know, even if his idea of being social isn’t exactly the same as everyone elses.