Judging from the joyful posts and comments I saw on Facebook, it seems like Halloween is a very popular holiday with the disabilities crowd. Everyone seemed thrilled with how well their kids handled the dressing up and trick-or-treating.
I guess putting on a costume and pretending to be someone unique and special and very different is a great equalizer. Wait, don't people with disabilities deal with being unique and special and different every day?
Maybe that's why they're so good at doing Halloween.
One thing that hasn't changed from last year is the lack of enthusiasm for candy. Neither of our boys likes it. No M&Ms, no KitKats, no Skittles, no Milk Duds. (We are actually thankful that they don't like candy, considering how much they also don't like to brush their teeth.)
They get candy anyway, and we manage to find ways to get rid of it. Usually by way of my mouth.
One of our neighbors, though, planned ahead for our anti-candy guys. She put aside the candy when she saw us coming, and got out a special Halloween treat for Zack and AJ.
How completely lucky and blessed are we? SO very much.
Thank you so much, Sada, for all that you do to make our boys feel comfortable and included.