We've been working very hard this summer on getting Max to do some school related work, practising his reading and adding - he's nearly there. But of course, what child, autistic or otherwise wants to do school work during the summer holiday? So like all good parents, we have a bribe system. We made little cards with placeholders for five stickers. When he has all five, he can have a (small) gift of his choice. He tells us what he wants, and we draw it on the card. Past requests have included small cars, bubble mixture, colour pencils, etc.
This time he was quite firm. He wanted a water jug, with some drinking glasses. We didn't know what to make of it, but we agreed - it's not as if it's expensive or hard to get!
So yesterday, armed with a five stickered card, Max and his Daddy went to the supermarket, to purchase the jug. Here's what he wanted all along:
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