When my brother Ross was little, (Happy Birthday Ross Poots) he and my dad used to have friday morning dates at a local donut shop. I imagine they talked about how to take stuff apart and put stuff together. Fathers and sons are supposed to have those moments together for purposeful relationship building and to pass on to the next generation what you will. Yada Yada Yada. Anyway, Dad and Ross would buy a magic muffin before they left. This muffin was to be delivered to some random person as a surprise. Sometimes it was the school secretary, or the bus driver, or his mom’s co-worker. It would have been a great pick-me-up to add to anyone’s day.
Because I can’t let a learning opportunity go by, I’ve re-invented the magic muffin as an occupational and physical therapy goal for Aidan, and YOU may get one!! Ok, it’s not a real muffin and if I don’t know who you are, you really won’t get one, but feel free to get excited anyway. (And if you’d like one feel free to email me.) Aidan has been decorating cards (great fine motor task) and now he walks all the way out to the mailbox to mail them (yippee for gross motor and a functional activity to boot!). So it’s not magic, and it’s not a muffin….it’s a happy card, which is sorta the same.
The Magic Muffin is on the move so be ready!
Italics indicate edits as of 2/1/12