I know everyone is getting all excited for Christmas and all the preparations on the run up to it, but not everyone feels as happy. For some Christmas is a very hard time to understand and comprehend. So we don’t do the traditional Christmas we improvise.
I am talking about children with Autism for them Christmas does not make sense. What do I mean, here is an example. You know when people put lights up on the outside of my house well Perkie does not understand why they do that, to him lights belong on the ceiling or outside on top of a lamppost, not outside on houses. To him it changes the look of the house. So to combat this I tell him the houses are dressed up ready for Christmas.
Another one is Christmas trees, a Christmas Tree is a definite no-no in our house as it sends him crazy. In his words trees belong outside not in the house and however much I have explained I cannot have a Christmas tree. They pull all the baubles off and then strip the tree and tip it over.So instead we have the lights on the ceiling and they like that as it looks like a disco at night-time.
Then there is Christmas dinner my children had a lot of problems sitting at a big table it was a constant battle each night. So I got rid of my table and chairs, bought them a small table and chairs and they are quite happy now. So Christmas day we all sit on the floor and have our Christmas dinner. Perkie has chicken nuggets instead of the usual meat as he will not eat meat unless its covered in batter and only certain makes at that lol.