Happy Halloween from an autism mom who unabashedly loves the season! When I was teaching, I brought out my Halloween decorations on October 1 and kept them coming for the entire month. Now that I am out of the classroom, I inflict costumes on my dogs and hedgehogs. If the treats are good enough, they will usually let me have my way. Boo Bear woke up sick this morning, so he will probably be helping me pass out candy tonight. Mouse is going out for loot with a friend. I have no problem with teens showing up at my door for candy. If they want to hang onto that last vestige of childhood, let them! Toss them a Snickers bar! Compliment their costume. After all, it is only one night a year.
My bigger new is that as of October 28, Boo Bear is nine months seizure free! We are over the moon happy about this. For now, we have him on the right cocktail of meds and cannabis and he is a seizure free, happy young man. Coming up in mid November is his last IEP meeting as a high school student. It is at 9:30 in the morning. I think this should be a celebratory affair. Surely is it not too early in the morning for a margarita? The only question is, will staff want their glasses salted or not?
Enjoy your last days of fall. I see our neighbors in Wisconsin already have snow and we have some in our forecast as well. Welcome all the little witches and goblins to your door tonight and be generous with the treats. To quote my dear friend A, “Be good humans.”