The big day is almost here ….. ho ho ho

Sometimes people are under a lot of pressure to have the best, most magical, day at Christmas, and for a lot of different reasons, it is not always possible for us all.
I am aware that lots of families with autistic loved ones do struggle on this special day, so it is better to have the very best day that we can, under whatever our circumstances may be .
Do what works for you as a family . Having a stress free day is key!Β  If it’s chicken burger and chips for your festive dinner, and so be it . I cook three different meals on the day to keep everyone happy .
We don’t spend hours at the table together it just doesn’t work for us . It’s a maximum of 20 mins if we are lucky, and then everyone quickly goes off to do their own thing.
Although Christmas is a very special day for a lot of families , at the end of the day, really, it is just another day. So don’t stress or feel guilty.
Don’t pressurise your loved ones to open all their presents at once . I have to give Angelo his gifts throughout the week. It can be overwhelming for him. Some autistic children and adults don’t like surprises, so it maybe worth showing them their gifts in advance in whatever way it works for them.
Remember, there are no written rules on what you should do . It’s all about having the best day you possibly can with your loved ones.
I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday , as is traditional .
I hope that each and every one of my friends and followers are with someone who is special to them and that Christmas is the best it can be πŸ’œ πŸŽ„
Sending positive vibes and best wishes from my family .
Take it one day at a time…. some days good some days not so good.
Lots of love Anna πŸ’œ

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