The topic for this week's special needs blog hop is Random Thoughts.
I'm gonna talk about what I've been doing today.... giving away holiday cards to all the people who work with Little Bird. If you're counting, she's got:
1 1:1 shadow
2 speech therapists
3 occupational therapists
2 play therapists
1 play tutor
and a partridge in a pear tree
I probably left someone out. Oops! Here's what I did: I made a donation to Friendship Circle and gave each therapist a gorgeous card with that gorgeous little bird's photo, thanking them for working so hard with her and letting them know that a donation has been made in their honor. My friend and neighbor also uses one of our OTs and STs, so we went in on a couple gift cards for them, too, to stores they love. I also gave her teacher a gift card to Office Max because I know that teachers spend way too much of their own money on school supplies. I knitted a scarf for LB's shadow in purple and gold (she's a Lakers fan!). Both her teacher and shadow cried this morning when I gave them their gifts. Sweet.
As nice as is it for these people to get gifts, I think they really love any true sentiment. A little note expressing gratitude goes a long way. I hate clutter and I am always leery of giving people things that will end up being clutter. I always go for the sentiment. Plus, making a donation to FC comes right back to families like mine with kids with special needs.
So, what did you do for your kids' peeps?