Michael is very excited that he will be seeing a few of his friends this holiday, particularly before Christmas. This is usually hard to arrange, as people travel and are unavailable at this time to get together. It even happens when Michael’s father and I try to get together with some of our friends and they are unavailable for the same reason. Tomorrow we will be seeing one friend, and hopefully another one next week. We will also be seeing friends on New Year’s this year. It is shaping up to be quite a social holiday season, and not just with our immediate family which we are very lucky to have and see every year.:)
I also look forward to these play dates as I get to have some rare down time with my special needs Mom friends before the frenzy of Christmas and New Year’s hit. Not that I don’t like those two holidays, just that they are full of excitement, exhaustion and stresses of their own, so this week, the official week before Christmas and New Year’s is the calm before the storm. For both of us. It is going to be fun.
I also had a rare treat. Michael’s Dad was home today as I had some business to attend to in the am. He and Michael got some special father/son bonding in, while I did a little cleaning. Squeezing in the rest of the holiday preparations, including wrapping a few extra gifts I didn’t get a chance to get to last Friday, will have to wait to the nighttime hours when a certain little someone is asleep as Dad will be back at work tomorrow. 🙂
Exceptional Parents, what activities do your little ones enjoy doing during the holiday season? Do they like to socialize with friends or prefer alone time? Whichever they like to do, as long as it gives them and you down time before the big HOLIDAY hits. Take it one day at a time as it comes. Until next time.