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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Home from Camp

I was so happy to see my handsome little guy come through the door of the assembly hall of the camp. Last year he was reserved but gave me lots of big hugs asking the counselor if he could stay another day. But this year he was not only reserved by didn't really give me big hugs and seemed rather upset and wanted to leave right away. He didn't want to stay and wait for his turn in the talent show, but the counselors had reassured me that he was doing fine after the initial transition time  Sunday - Tuesday then he warmed up and seemed to get over his homesickness. I think that social stories are the key to getting him through these situations so much more smoothly and it so simple.
Here is Griffin dancing to Party in the USA , it so awesome because he would not have done that this time last year. He has grown so much in such a short period of time.

I haven't read all the notes that the counselors wrote but will share some of them after I do. As soon as we left the entrance of the camp Griffin was like a vulture searching out for a little tidbit of meat but where could it be? KFC? No, Wendy's that's it! He ate and became so quiet I had to keep checking to see if he was still back there. I am just so grateful to have him home again and to be able to give him hugs.