Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Preparing: The National Christmas Tree Lighting

Yes, I got tickets! Woo-hoo! We are going to go see President Obama! I am SO excited!

Of course, it's going to be the coldest December in years. Oh, and I already think D.C. is the coldest place on earth. And Security opens at 3, we have to be seated by 4:30, and the show doesn't start until 5. And I have an autistic child.

How does one get Joey through all that cold and waiting? What if he is overwhelmed by the concert, the crowd, the waiting?

So I am packing my special Success Kit:

A set of earphones and music player, loaded with Joey's favorite songs.
A Sensory Kit: fidget toys of various textures and chewy food items such as gummi bears and gum.
Scarf, Hat, Gloves spares. Extra socks.
iTouch with Angry Birds and Funny Bunny loaded.
Several chopsticks to use as air-writing sticks.

Anybody else have suggestions for the kit?

I hope they sell hot chocolate once we're there.


Stimey said...

Me, me, me! I can go in your kit! :)

Joeymom said...

OK, done! :)

Anonymous said...

Hand warmers to tuck into gloves. Maybe a blanket - you can put it down onto a cold seat before sitting and my G would pull it up over his head to help block out the crowd. Have a fantastic time!