Several months ago, Max's nurse brought over some of her daughter's old toy collection...including a sweet lil' pink tea set. We have been using it to practice "role playing" and sure enough, he has totally caught on! So stinkin' cute.
He is learning to pour "tea" and shares with me. And what I enjoy the most? He actually "plays" as though HE is drinking from the cup! This is something he cannot do yet in "real life" (aspiration issues), but we have been trying to practice so that he might become more comfortable trying in the future.
I had the tea set in our "to go toy bag" since we had an evaluation at Western this week (they videotape our communication and provide input). And when he spotted the set last night at dinner, he insisted on bringing it out to play. (The guys were giving me a hard time that he was playing with a pretty tea set, but Max is man enough that it doesn't bother him!)
Notice he has one hand on the tea set and the other on his favorite block. And the grin? He LOVES watching the chef prepare the dinner...especially when he throws things in the air!
We had such a good time! AND he was sooooo well behaved, which made us very proud!
Time for a lil' tea...
(Oh and notice the new blocks on the right? Bill found blocks that have a sign on one side and braille on the other.)
Here you go Bill...enjoy!
All of our friends thought his "tea" activities were quite adorable! And he one-upped his cuteness when he copied the chef by banging his blocks just like he did! Too funny!
Way to go Max! Each and every day you impress me more and more!!!