Besides the Christmas tree, Gavin has a couple of other favorite toys. The funny thing is, his 2 most prefered toys, aren't even toys at all! Take a look!
Gavin loves playing with his tubing from his feeding tube! He is great at finding it, especially when we are trying to change his diaper! Since Gavin is hooked up to his feeding pump a lot of the day, we just keep the connecting tube hooked up to his G-tube button, even when he's not "eating." We tuck the end into the velcro tape on his diaper and he knows it's there! As soon as he hears that velcro sound of the diaper being opened, his little hand is right there to grab it! And let me tell you, it takes a lot of skill to keep him from pulling it hard and right out of his button while trying to clean a messy diaper! It's like he has octopus arms!
Another favorite toy is something that his physical therapist brought over one day. Here are some pictures of him playing with it.
Doesn't he look like he loves it?! It's actually a piece of fabric that she bought at a craft store. It is silver and black and feels kind of soft and silky. I think that he likes the way that it feels, plus since it's silver, it may be easier for him to see? Gavin has a bar that we hang his toys on, that we put in front of him while he sits in his chair. He always goes for this fabric first!
I think it's so funny that these are his favorite things to play with! I suppose this is true with most kids. You buy them tons of toys and they want to play with the box or something! I guess this makes Gavin quite normal?! Although, we all know that Gavin is far from normal! I may be biased, but I believe that he is WAY better than normal!
"A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9