Is that a fragile x face or what? I also bought a light-up, magic-noise-making pink star wand. Why can't they make them green or blue? The story behind this purchase? Well, for a long time Mr. Punkin has had an obsession with long skinny objects. He flourishes them in the air like a sword and yells, "FIGHDER!" Couldn't tell you why. Anyway, a few weeks ago he started tapping me with my bamboo spatula and demanding, "Ya name." A few days later it became, "P P," tap, tap, "Ya name." Then he would tap himself, "Ma name." To make a long story short, I learned that in his room they sing a little song at circle time. "Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee, Can you say your name for me?....
......What's your name?"
Also, little boys named Punkin apparently LOVE being the alphabet pointer during circle time. According to the physical therapist I saw today, he would make sure everyone was watching, point to a row of letters, stop to make sure everyone was still watching, and point to the next row. All the while beaming with pride.
AND I found out that social security will let us use money from his dedicated account to attend the Fragile X Conference in St. Louis!!! With registration, food, hotel, childcare, and transportation costs, the trip will easily cost a grand. Punkin will be attending (out of necessity). Oma will also be attending (because I insist). WOO-HOO!