E received a small amount of cash in a card from one of his friends as a birthday gift, so I told him I would take him to the mall to spend it. I tried to stress that it was "his money" and that he "could spend it on whatever he wanted to."
E sleeps in the top bunk of a bunk bed that is quite big, so when he first got it he set up certain "areas." He put all the pillows on one side and called it the "pillow area." Then he brought up some books and put them at the other end and made a "book area." Right next to the pillow area is a "drink area" where E puts his drinks (in plastic bottles that, at least theoretically, can't spill.)
He loves his bunk bed and is very proud of it, as you can see from the picture he posted, which indicates in no uncertain terms that the top bunk is "Ethan's bed only" and shows that Ryan and Lily may only sleep on the bottom bunk.
I think E may be on his way to becoming a vegetarian, even though I don't know of anyone in his extended family that is one. He's been asking more and more for vegetables and some nights at dinner that is all he will eat. And when he does eat meat, it's only chicken or a ham sandwich. He won't eat red meat.
I think it may stem from him hearing someone say that hamburgers come from cows. He was like "What!?!? Cows?"
I have three children: Ryan (12), Ethan (9) and Lily (6). One is autistic, one gifted and one adopted. This is a record of some of the amazing things they say and do. I try to stop and look around at least once a day.