Phew, what a busy Sunday but it was so much fun!
Linden got to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. He asked for Star Wars stuff (shocker) and to sing. This kid is a pro at singing and dancing. He’s always asking to put music on and can work YouTube like a no body’s business. Wonder what Santa will be bring him…
Barton Creek mall in Austin offered special Santa time for special needs kiddos this morning. You sign up for a specific time so no need to have to stand in line with your kids who can’t handle the crowds, noises or over stimulation. This worked out perfect for our Linden. Keep an eye out for it next year.
Linden also made some new forever friends today. William and I met a couple at the CPATH gala back in October. They have twins and one has cerebral palsy like Linden. We arrived early to their house before the birthday so the kids could meet. It went beautifully! It was awesome as a mommy who tends to get stares from other kids and parents. This group must have been used to it because of the birthday boy. It felt great to have him fit right in. I wish this was the case at all birthday parties we went to. People mean well and the innocence of curiosity from kids melts my heart. To be a kid again when everyone was viewed the same and fit in the same. There were no boundaries or restrictions. No judgement or bullying. For now I will relish in the present of Linden’s peers innocence and pray their parents raise them with love, kindness and acceptance.
I invite you to leave comments on what your child is asking for for the Holidays. Also please feel free to leave your feelings on acceptance of your child in a world of abilities.