In years past we have modified our Halloween festivities, Shane doesn't enjoy make-up or costumes-- and often when Jessica was small we didn't want to expose her to the PUBLIC at large... :)
This year our church hosted a Harvest Party--There was a taco soup dinner that was only a few dollars per serving, each of our classrooms had something fun to do-- there was a photo booth, face painting, a Medieval room with miniature catapults, you could play a game of computerized pinball, there was a cupcake walk, the Sanctuary was transformed into a darkened maze, there was a Mario Kart race track with 3 R/C cars-- the kids got to race against each other, and of course candy... an... "obscene" amount of candy! There was a room where the kids made veggies and fruit's into new creative things. We had some people playing music in the foyer, -- it was a GREAT event. It was nice to get in out of the rain and be around people that just wanted to show love and family fun. :)
Okay... this next bit is kinda random... but since I don't have a ton of followers who consistently comment,(except Me....AKA Patty) I'm gonna write what I want. :)
Recently I found a group of moms' via social media that seemed to be like me--
And although I enjoyed reading their comments and posts-
I found that they were often made at the ..."man"-- (the staff and professionals who work with our Special needs kids)
It was as if their child was so special that they DID not ever deserve a bad moment or day. I realize that mom's who have kids with special needs often have to advocate for our kids~ I, myself-- have had to go out of my way to get my son and my daughter the help they needed. ... That being said--
We are all human, we all have our good days and bad days-- why can't we sometimes give other people a break when they make a mistake? Just because our kids have issues, and diagnosis-- that doesn't mean that they aren't sometimes a challenge for everyone-- even those skilled and invested in their well being.
I know it is hard to see the good while in the storm of an issue-
- but people REALLY... make the change you want to SEE.
IF it is important to you-- YOU will find a WAY! .... If it is NOT you will find an excuse.