The Roc and I love our time in Arizona, this year was our 4th year visiting my parents and it was a wonderful visit. One of the harder things about traveling with a child who doesn’t entertain himself very well is trying to keep him entertained while “on vacation,” without his usual toys and environment. This year, even more than last year, the Roc wanted to HIKE. Everyday he asked which park we were going to and if we were going to hike. And while we did hike almost every day, there was some down time at the house. In years past he would stim with the lincoln logs or legos that were at the house. I wondered if he would do the same this year but hoped that he would play with the few little people and trucks I had stashed in my suitcase. I also asked my mom if she would buy a big tablet of paper for him to draw on with the markers I was bringing.
She did, and he drew everyday! He drew some of the places we had been and things that were on his mind.
I love that he is expressing himself this way!