- They are escaping the Great Snowpocolypse of 2011.
- Obviously what my house needs right now is more children. Preferably ones with jars of glitter. In fact, I bet if I give each of the six children an open jar of glitter, I'll get a call for a showing right now.
- She's the kind of person who thinks, "You know what sounds fun? Throwing a couple of preschoolers in the van and taking a drive to IKEA. Or maybe Houston."
Actually, the addition of two kids totally does make this situation better. I always find that having more kids over ends up being less work for me. My kids are distracted and for a change they don't want my attention.
What's really interesting for me is watching Little Dude interact with these two little girls. Minnie and Daisy are "typically developing," in the sense that they're not on the spectrum. They are, however, brilliant.
I don't often get the chance to see how Little Dude interacts with kids his own age. He's had a few playdates with boys his age, and had fun but was worn out and overwhelmed pretty quickly. At playgrounds, or in waiting rooms, he doesn't initiate conversation with other kids. He's either really content playing on his own, or the thought of engaging with someone is just too stressful to consider; I'm not sure which.
I'll report back on the Crawtators.