He did pretty well in the playroom although when one of us tried to get closer to him, he would move away. Eventually, I got to the point where he let me sit and play with him. One of the toys was a castle type thing that had 4 holes on the top that had colored rings. If he dropped a ball into one of the holes, it would bounce through the toy and pop out a door at the bottom. I started saying the color names and pointing to them. After repeating maybe 10 times, I tried saying a color to see what he would do. He really tried to get the matching hole and really started getting it (just before he got bored with it). The play room that was beside the one we were in had a bunch of busy bee toys in it. He REALLY wanted to play with those and I was afraid he would melt down when told no. He did whine and stamped his foot a few times. He kept grabbing Honey's hand trying to drag him there, but we managed to curtail any fits. Whew! When it was time to go back to his room, he seemed antsy, but I just assumed it was because we walked past the busy bee room and didn't go in.
We got back to his floor and his caregiver took his hand and told him to go back to the room. He didn't show any problem with this until he got to the door. He looked back at us and started crying. The worker said, "I'm sorry. He is just so sad." I don't really know how to take that. I really hope that he was sad that he was leaving us, but I just don't know. I guess we will see tomorrow morning if he is happy to see us again.
I will end up at least getting some scenery pics up here soon. It has rained every day since we've been here so I haven't taken any pictures of our surroundings. I'm not supposed to have any pics of our boy either. ;)
|Although it looks like eye contact, it wasn't. My camera was down and he looked at it so I snapped a picture. Doesn't he look so tired?|