Holiday Sunday

Our autism journey

Happy Easter. We have celebrated Christmas, Easter and a birthday already this morning. We sing Happy Birthday all the time, Christmas carols throughout the year and we talked about Easter. Owen doesn’t really get the concept of holidays. We went on an egg hunt yesterday, he picked them up and put them in the. bag, but from there it wasn’t about the holiday. I tell Owen about the holidays, why we celebrate, what we are doing and what it all means, but he hasn’t started processing it all. He doesn’t know that he might get gifts or what a gift really even means. When we go to the store, which is actually rare, he doesn’t want to look at the toys or ask for candy, he wants to get out of the store as quickly as possible, and sometimes he does fine. I got Owen an Easter balloon. When I gave it to him he grabbed the string and started dancing around with it. He said “ba-woon” and a smile washed over his face. This is what the holidays mean to me now. If my baby is happy, I am happy. Enjoy your day, rejoice for what it means to you and celebrate your happiness. Smiles to all and donut daze!

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