My children have never been great lovers of Halloween they get scared by all the masks. It all stemmed from when the scream masks were the rage with the blood dripping down it scared the kids when we went to the door. So from then on we put up a polite notice saying please do not knock.
So when we received an invite to a Halloween party I was in two minds to go, my first thought was how would the kids cope, my second thought was how would people take to the kids. i wanted to go as it was a way of meeting people who lived near by and might just break down some of the barriers towards us as a family. We are the family that’s avoided as we all have 3 heads lol. Thats what it seems like but its they don’t understand the kids and why they scream or don’t talk to them etc. Even though I have explained this a 100 times.
We bought them all a Halloween costumes for the party, told them they were going showed them pictures of people in costumes etc. Diva was a devil, Perkie an vampire, Pinkie a witch and Little Gnome was a pumpkin
We arrived there and pleased to say there wasn’t many people so it gave the kids time to settle and explore the environment. They had a go at plate spinning, Diva couldn’t spin the plate fast enough but think that’s because she was watching the lad that was showing her, more than what she was doing. Pinkie and Perkie were naturals at pumpkin bowling. They all painted a plate for me. Diva won the best Halloween costume and pin the arm on the skeleton.
So in all it was a good night. Did we manage to break down the barriers nope people were still very judgemental and we got the funny looks. At one point I nearly turned round to say to a few of them what were they staring at but thought no, as I lived near them. I did try to talk to people but they didn’t want to talk so thats fair enough. I won’t bother anymore .
So we left the party went on our nightly drive to look at trains ( a quirk of autism ) and ended up at Mac Donalds as a special treat