Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa's ECI Visit

One of the perks to being part of ECI is that there are the occasional get-together's for ECI families. Truth be told, it only happens about once a year. This year, it was the Christmas party hosted by the local Children's Museum. The thing I love about going to an ECI party is that my kids don't look so "weird" there. They don't stick out like a sore thumb. Most other parents there don't tend to raise a brow at the adorable baby with the nasal canula who is constantly eating his hearing aids, or the very cute two year old with glasses who walks like he's been riding a horse for too long. They "get it" because they have children with similar special needs, too. It was so nice this morning to be able to take a deep breath, set my children free to play, and know they'd be safe and accepted.

Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't also mention a visit from the beloved man in red from the North Pole. Pretty sat and talked to him non-stop, which is ironic because she was in ECI services for speech delays. Apparently ECI worked...perhaps a little bit too well. Snort and Little Guy also enjoyed their visits with him, although I couldn't tell you what they asked him for. I guess that will forever be a secret between them and Santa. I am confident, though, that I will be pulling bits and pieces of Santa's beard out from Little Guy's fingers for the next week.
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  1. Great pics! Looks like they had a great time! : )

  2. What a cool event! Our Early Intervention program doesn't do anything like that, but they should. It would be nice to connect to the other families in the area and to have a nice time with Santa to boot!