We just completed round 113 last night and this morning I woke up to find my son in his room cleaning and organizing. He said he had put away all his trucks and now he was working on his Legos. What! Who is this child?
He showed me how he had taken his Lego sorter and put all his men and their gear in one organizer. He had other pieces in the other organizer. I couldn’t believe it.
This is a kid who normally has anxiety when asked to “clean his room”. He is not able to figure out what to do first, second, then third. Normally, we have to manage this executive planning. We would say that first we pick up all the cars. When that’s done he comes and asks “now what?” and we tell him to pick up another category of items. This continues until his room is clean. Generally, cleaning a room or putting things away requires some assistance in planning and management by someone else.
We consider this a GAIN. This is huge for him to able to categorize or organize his things.
Look how far he’s come in three years!. A withdrawn, naked, fearful, hyperactive child to a healthy inquisitive little boy who can put organize something and take family trips!