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My older son (5 yrs old) amazes me with how patient and understanding he is with my 3yr old son (undiagnosed but suspected autistic). He will step in when he sees my husband and I struggling and has a way of turning a situation around. For example, this morning, I could not get my 3 yr old dressed for daycare. I left him in his room to calm down while I finished getting lunches together etc. figuring I would go back in a few minutes and try again. A minute later the two of them came running into the kitchen laughing and the 3 yr old was dressed! (OK, shirt on backwards, shoes on the wrong feet.... but dressed and no longer having a melt down!). Then when I picked him up at camp, the counselor pulled me aside and told me how much of a helper my son is and that it is like having another counselor around. She said he has an amazing way of including all of his friends when he plays and is the first one to help a friend that is having a tough time. It makes me so proud of him but on the other hand, I can't help feeling bad that he has been forced to grow up so fast and sometimes he has to put up with so much with his brothers meltdowns, sometimes trying to hit him etc. Anyone else feel this way?