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.
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?