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Old 01-05-2013, 09:49 PM
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My son, the Christmas lover

My three year old, Elijah, has a speech delay due to being a highly functioning autistic child. He doesn't express himself a lot verbally, and when he does, it's often a little difficult to really understand what he's trying to tell us.

I realized that he loved Christmas when it barely took him one try before fully and clearly pronouncing "Merry Christmas". He loved the lights, the sounds and experiences of the season. Throughout the season, he repeated it everytime he saw Santa Claus, snowmen, reindeer, a Christmas tree, ornaments, etc. He also realized that our Christmas tree was, in fact, called a "Christmas tree", so he'd say it whenever we turned ours on or he saw one at the store/mall. Then, on his own, he would started saying "Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!" when he saw Santa Claus. He even said it when we took him to see Santa at the mall! It's amazing.

Sadly, we took our Christmas tree down last night after puting the kids to bed. This morning, when we walked down the stairs and he noticed the absence of his beloved Christmas tree, he looked at me and said, "Bye bye Christmas. Love you."

I had to hide my tears. I just huged him and said, "It's ok big boy. Christmas is on its way back, ok?"
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aaaaaaaaaaw....see...the Christmas genes come through!!!
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Aww... I love it! He is just so precious!!!
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God bless him...he definitely knows what's up!
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Ahh How cute! He sounds like a very smart kid and he has the right idea!
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Aaaaahhhhhhh, so lovely! I have a little tree up all year round
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Aaaaaaawwwwww this was a wonderful thing to read this morning! Thanks so much for sharing it!!!
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