My family has always been big on Christmas. I started shopping in the middle of October this year. I am officially a Christmas freak! I love the lights, the music, and the nog! Try not to the judge me for putting up the tree before Thanksgiving, but I have to strategize where the “parking space” for my power chair should be, as I do not like the idea of running over my tree skirt.
My son’s alarm tone is “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” It has to be the classic version, and not the newer version. He loves the holiday season, as any child would, but he understands that sometimes transportation can be an issue (although, he quickly points out that Santa is magic, so ramps are unnecessary for him). As a mom, I want to encourage him to hold on to that magic for as long as possible. Imagination, and yes, a little magic are what makes childhood beautiful.
Sharing these moments with the munchkin is what makes this season magical for me. Seeing the excitement on his face when he realizes there are more presents under the tree than there were before is amazing (even if they aren’t necessarily for him). These are the holiday traditions that make the Season beautiful for my family.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share our family’s holiday experiences with the Disabled Parenting Project. Thank you so much for all you have done. You’ve given us the opportunity to share, to vent, to learn, and to grow. Thank you!