Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Autism Store, Live and In Person

I just have to say it.  I love The Autism Store.

I love even more that it's not just online, it's local!  That's right!  I can drive less than a half hour and walk right in and shop, live and in person!  No looking at pictures!  No wondering just how big or small or cool or fun or lame or strange or useful something really is!  No paying shipping and waiting for it to come in the mail!

We went over there this afternoon and got some new chewies for AJ.  And as long as we were there, and shopping in person, I decided to try a couple chewies and fidget toys for Zack too.  I would never have tried these things just seeing them online.  But I picked them up, looked them over, felt them, and decided to give them a shot.

The boys were with me and they both said "no" to everything I showed them, but they didn't mean it.  When they say no, sometimes they mean "I have to say no to everything, it's one of the first rules you learn in kidschool.  It doesn't really mean no."
thought we'd try a tangle toy too.

The only bad thing about the whole experience was that I forgot something that should be a rule-of-thumb for anyone ever driving in the Mpls/St. Paul area, and that is


It doesn't matter if it's 3 in the afternoon or 3 AM, 494 is a parking lot.  We got back home 7 minutes late and there were 6 (yes, six) people sitting in 6 cars outside my house, waiting to begin therapy and evaluating at noon.  Oops.  Darn 494.

That and AJ didn't enjoy the car ride.  For the first few minutes he was behind me screaming "No?  No?  Aaaaarrrggghhhhh, All done!  All done!  Bye Bye!  No?  No?  Good job buddy!  Aaaaaarwwwww."  I changed the Wiggles CD and he seemed happier.  Didn't want to try his new chewy in the car, but at home he was all over it.


fragilemom said...

How great! Yep, the pictures are a drag. Always much better to see in person. We love the 'chewies'!

Rachael said...

Lucky you! My youngest LOVES that very chew toy. It's a great asset. :)

Cortney said...

I will have to check out the online store, I wish they had one close to us here...I'd be in it every other day.


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