An Autism Thanksgiving
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. :) And for those that don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or who are out of country, I hope you all had a wonderful day.
Over here, we have a lot of food sensitivities and Joshua has a ton of allergies so our Thanksgiving meals tend to stray from the traditional meal spreads quite a bit. lol We also tend to have just the three of us to celebrate as well so no huge gatherings over here. That’s okay though because it allows my boys the freedom to just be themselves without any worries of anyone reacting badly to it. : )
Our original meal was planned out with the boys’ help and included popcorn, macaroni and cheese, crescent rolls, hotdogs, pumpkin pie, and ice cream sandwiches. : ) The pumpkin pie wasn’t cooperating during the cooking process though and my health started giving out on me a lot sooner than usual (I hadn’t even started cooking yet…) so we ended up with just half of the menu when it was all said and done. (I am still holding out a little hope for that pumpkin pie though just in case )
The boys enjoyed the meal though and I even got them to participate in telling me things they were thankful for. :) Some of their answers made me laugh and some were practical. And some were just repeats from hearing their brother say it first. lol Good old Autism based echolalia at work there. ; ) I will include our lists at the bottom for you all to see. : ) Mine is just a partial list though. lol What can I say? I have been blessed a lot in spite of all our hardships and therefore have a lot to be thankful for. : )
Hope you all are having a wonderful day and are able to take some time to reflect on all your blessings too. No matter how you choose to do so. : )