1. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to have an open heart and an easy smile for everyone around you.
2. The thing I love most about Christmas is the lights, colours and sparkles (let’s face it, I am a girl after all…if it sparkles, it’s all good!).
3. The holiday season is a time for being with those you love, and being thankful for having them close, whether physically close or close in your heart.
4. My favorite thing to eat at the holidays is my mom’s minced meat tarts…yummy! She always has to make twice as many as she needs because she knows I’m going to steal them.
5. I will be spending Christmas with my man and his family. My kids will be at their dad’s for Christmas this year, so the three of us will be celebrating with my parents when they return mid-week.
6. Tis better to (give or receive?) give, give and keep giving…gifts and giving of your time.
7. I’m dreaming of a stress-free (seems to be working so far!) and relaxing Christmas.
Have a happy Christmas everyone!
For the last week or so, there has been a GREAT hashtag on Twitter that I’ve been following and retweeting often… “You Might Be An Autism Parent If…”. I blogged last week with some great endings to that statement, and here are some great new ones:
- you are dreading listening to your crazy relatives non helpful and misinformed input during the holidays. @tiredx6
- you want to write a book about your “adventures in autism” @JennyBK74
- your worn out by 8 am but know your child doesn’t get back in bed until 9 pm. @richkid947
- you realize at bedtime that you fed everyone dinner but yourself. @MomtoBoyWonder
- watching Christmas movies as a family is an affair that involves trampolines. @TheSlackrMom
- U feel U need 2 educate others about the spectrum & why U R child does what he does. He’s not being rude or bad. @TheJourney_1
- you have to resist feeling smug if an NT child does something inappropriate & your child didn’t @FroggyPrinceMom
- you’re completely exhausted. All the time. @WonderfullyFi
Some of my own contributions:
- you can NEVER run out of Melatonin.
- you always hear “I don’t know how you do it”…he’s my son, that’s how.
- you will always remember your first verbal argument with your child.
- you have been changing diapers for years, and years, and years.
Most of all…
- you simply can’t die. EVER. @JennyBK74, @diaryofamom