Saturday, December 10, 2016

Make this Christmas Yours

I found this poem online randomly and I've never seen anything written about the holidays that hit so close to home.

Make your holidays fun and happy just like any other family will be. Save this poem and email it to family. Post it on Facebook. Heck, print it out and mail it with your Christmas cards.

We go through way more than enough every day. They say Christmas is about the spirit of "giving". Well, making Christmas great for your special needs child is a perfect example of giving to me.

Remember, if anyone doesn't appreciate the beauty of your child and the hard work you've both put in, then you don't have to just sit there and take it. Make Christmas yours! You both deserve it! Screw tradition and trying to make everyone else happy. Maybe your Christmas dinner includes pancakes and bacon, maybe you have one episode of a cartoon playing on repeat, maybe you keep on those soft and tagless pajamas on all day. Who cares if it's non-traditional!

The very first Christmas involved a manger and a donkey. Having a trampoline in the living room seems pretty mild compared to that.

I started doing this years ago and it's taken a huge amount of stress away. I can actually enjoy Christmas! I can see my little man happy. Truly happy. Isn't that the point?

May you all have a wonderful & beautiful Christmas this year, no matter what "rules" you break and tradition you stomp on 😉

-Boog's Mommy

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