holiday traditions…where are you??? — 5 Minutes for Special Needs


I’d like to appoligize first.  My weeks have been just flying by and I again forgot to get my post posted.  Feeling like an airhead right about now!

Easter is on my brain today…It’ll be here before I know it.  What are your traditions?  Do you do anything special for your kids?  Have you made your own tradition?  I’d love to come up with something that we could do as a family.  I like to color eggs with my son.  Which, unfortunately doesn’t take too long.  We get those q-tip paints where you snap off one end and the color flows into the other end.  We leave the eggs in the egg carton and I put the q-tip in his hand and we paint hand-over-hand.  They’re not pretty, but they’re colorful & they’re done by us…and completed with love.  and they make for colorful egg salad for lunches.   We’ve gone to local easter egg hunts where they have the beeping eggs for children with vision impairments search for the eggs.  The first time we got the invite, my mom & me looked at each other and thought…wonder how an easter egg hunt is done?  really?  and a time limit?  we could be there all day.  (this was before we knew there were beeping eggs).  I don’t tend to hide eggs for my son.  One because he can’t find them…and two because we just haven’t done that.  When I was little the easter bunny would hide the real easter eggs.  Now the eggs are supose to filled and hiden.  Filling is depressing as he can’t have those fillers, he can’t see and enjoy stickers (although I bought those pre-filled w/stickers this year)…Our son tends to get gifts from the easter bunny.   This year is no different.  When I was little I got the usual basket but it always included music, the latest cassette (i know i just revealed my age).  But I loved music.  No different for my son, at 6 his CD collection out counts my collection of cassettes, records (yes real ones) and 45’s (don’t tell me you don’t know what those are!).  HE Loves music.  His library is pretty stocked, as they are easy gifts to get him.  So this year, I’ve had a conversation with the easter bunny &  we’re thinking the old fashion…Fisher Price Record player…no batteries 🙂 yeah mom likes it already…since fisher price has come out with these retro toys why not…you hand crank it to play 5 or 6 records and it plays songs (ping ping, PING PING).  We already have the hand crank Fisher Price Radio (farmer in the dell).   LOVE IT!

Anyway I got away from my point…see sometimes I even write in circles…I often feel bad that I don’t have traditions with my son & family.   I feel like he’s cheated once again of the usual things.  it’s not just easter it’s all the holidays really.  Christmas I don’t always want or get to put the christmas tree up (sad! I know), Valentine’s day…I had to request friends on facebook that have kids to exchange valentine’s with him…no fireworks on 4th (well that one goes w/o explaining) no trick or treating on halloween (but we give out candy). 

Please tell me what you do with your kids, give me some ideas to start with my son & family.  PLEASE!

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I'm a homeschooling mom to a wonderful special boy. Tristan has spastic quadraplegia (CP), severe cortical vision impairment, seizure disorder, and he is non-verbal. I honestly think he's the one doing the teaching. I would not change anything!

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1 Cheryl April 9, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I’m finding it a lot of fun to make some new traditions as well as incorporating some of my husband’s and my traditions from growing up. I’ve never died eggs, but I think I might try this year!

2 Barbara Manatee April 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm

2 years ago, I decided to start our own lil Easter Egg Hung with my kids and their cousins. My sis and I stuffed a ton of eggs then scattered them around the yard the day we all celebrated. The kids loved looking for them and even the little ones joined in the fun.

When I was younger, my mom always read us the Stations of The Cross out of the Bible, but my little ones aren’t ready for that yet…

April is Autism Awareness Month. I’m dedicating my blog to Autism all month long.

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