I love you my Lorax

I wanted to share this with you fine folks and than ask you a question.

Earlier this year,  Elliott’s classroom was focusing on The Lorax, by Dr. Suess. 

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Elliott ate, slept and breathed The Lorax for a long time.  In fact, for trick or treat at school last week, Elliott was dressed as The Lorax, complete with orange (face paint) mustache.

When I dropped him off at school, I said to him, I love you my Lorax.

It’s sorta stuck around and Elliott seems to like it. 

It’s become a term of endearment and it’s very fitting for him.  The Lorax speaks for the trees and animals that have no voice of their own.  Elliott is always looking out for his brothers, especially Gavin. 

When I say, I love you my Lorax, Elliott gets a big smile on his face and that makes my day.  

People with #Autism can struggle with emotions, feelings and expressing themselves.

In my personal opinion, it’s extremely important that our kids know we love them.  Raising a child with #Autism can be very, very difficult.  I personally want to make sure that my kids never doubt how much they are loved, even when I’m overwhelmed and frustrated.

When I say to Elliott, I love you my Lorax, he knows that he is loved and I think it actually makes him feel more at ease. It makes him feel special and I think that every kid should feel special, at least to their parents.
 
I was wondering if you had any nicknames or terms of endearment for your kids?  Is their a special way that you show them how much you love them?

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chefaimee

I tried a test post from the mobile site, that's the one that I follow you on. I let my daughter Angel Princess Baby Lu (see what I mean about the name thing?!) take my HP to University, so I always use my phone for the Web. (I must confess my unfaithfulness, I follow a few other families, not just you and your babies!). The mobile site just hates me??? To be fair, I think I started it……

lostandtired

@chefaimee that's awesome that you follow other blogs. There are so many stories out there. What kind of phone are you using??

KayTurner

My youngest was tiny when he was born, so earned the nickname 'Pockets'. As his name is Peter, it just seems to roll off the tongue. He loves being called Peter Pockets and gives a huge smile whenever I call him it. He's also very picky about who is allowed to call him it, too.

lostandtired

@KayTurner I absolutely love that. Good for you.

chefaimee

And Rob, I still follow you daily. The mobile app STILL doesn't allow me to post. 🙁

lostandtired

@chefaimee can you explain the exact problem? I'm toying around with replacing the commenting system.

chefaimee

There is a Scandinavian phrase I believe with all my heart: 'A well-loved child has many names.' I have 3 children, each gas 4 formal legal names – and about 15 that I called them. I think it's amazing to make them feel as special as possible. *^_^*

lostandtired

@chefaimee that's awesome.

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