When Ethan started at nursery I must admit it was a shock when we were given a Christmas card list. I didn’t know any of the children in his class but I found myself writing out forty cards. The cards we got in return were also written out by the mum’s so I didn’t think much of it.
The following year was a different story. Ethan had moved up to the next class, I wrote out his cards but the cards we got in return had been signed by the children.
I say signed but what I mean is the children had marked the card in some way. They had pen control, something that we were nowhere near. To me the Christmas cards highlighted Ethan’s delays.
This year I wasn’t looking forward to the Christmas card writing, it was a chore that needed to be completed.
With the Christmas cards purchased and the list in hand I sat next to Ethan on the sofa and started the chore.
He watched what I was doing so I decided to pass him the pen after I had written the first card. He took the pen and scribbled in the card. I couldn’t believe it. It wasn’t his name but it was a mark he had made.
He did this for the second, third and forth cards. In-fact he scribbled in all forty cards, he had signed all of them.
A task that I was dreading had actually turned into a really nice surprise. Lets hope we have the same reaction to card writing this year.
10 thoughts on “Writing Christmas Cards”
Such a lovely story, it really does highlight the differences with other children their age. My hubby is really struggling seeing Archie’s developmental delay when he’s with our friend’s little boy a couple of days older. They just have to work at their own pace xx
The delay is very hard and it is upsetting but you just have to keep moving forward. All our children get there in their own time x
Oh I love this! Such a huge step and a wonderful milestone. Here’s to plenty more years of signing his own cards x
Lets hope so, you never know next Christmas he might write some letters ;0)
Children have that habit of surprising us! Way to go Ethan!!
He always does ;0)
awww Jane i know what you mean about the chore of writing them, but so very pleased that this year he has developed to do them himself! .. he really does seem to be coming on in leaps and bounds x
Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments and i am wishing you and yours a wonderful new year x
Thank you, I was so glad he could help me. Fingers crossed for next Christmas x
You are good, I sign for all mine, I find Christmas cards a chore too. Worst still is the thank you letters after Christmas, the kids hate doing them but i make them all, it’s not fair to the family and friends that send them otherwise. #magicmoments
Yes we still have the thank you cards to sort out, you reminded me!