Take his new birthday toy for example. I bought him a big set of Black and Decker Junior tools with a tool box. He has seen Ben and me both use tools and has shown a lot of interest in the mechanical aspects. In my mind, I pictured him running around with his little tools pretending to fix things... you know, like "normal" kids would. You would think I would learn my lesson. Sammy isn't like "normal" kids, and I say that in the kindest way, and I should expect orange juice from lemons with my little guy.
Sammy was super thrilled when he opened his new tools... look at that look of wonder on his face. He is thinking of all the cool things he is going to fix, right?Wrong.
His measuring tape became a tow rope for his trucks and his wrenches and pliers became cranes. I watched in fascination, as he picked up all his other tools using the pliers, all the while making crane noises, and slowly lifted each of the items into his tool box. When they were all in, he would then use his pliers to lift the tools out one by one and line them up on the carpet. Rinse and repeat! Well, at least he was having fun!
Nephi on the other hand, found other uses for the tools.
Have a great day!