Rodney and his partner Ashley are pregnant with their first child, but he will be the first to tell you that he aspires to be more than “step father” to Ashley’s three other children. He speaks of them of his own. He describes each child as smart and funny, with a love of learning. One of Rodney’s challenges is his step son’s autism; finding sufficient help for the family to deal with this is not easy. Within the anticipation of their first child together, Rodney is hoping for a happy Christmas season, with a healthy baby at the top of his wish list. Here are Rodney’s Christmas requests, on behalf of him and his household.