Autistic and Christmas
It’s that time of year again; the weather is getting colder, every house is all lit up and decorated, and some stores have special discounts (but still overly pricey). For some people, Christmas is all about getting free stuff (for others, it’s going nuts trying to get “the perfect present”), but for me, it’s about the members of my family and the memories that we share. I always treasure my time with my family.
There is something about Christmas that always get me excited; while spending time with my family is wonderful, I have a confession; I’m crazed Christmas shopper. I can’t help myself when finding something that I know something is perfect for a certain individual, it’s so hard especially when I cannot afford it. So I learned how to knit. It allows me to make wonderful gifts without worrying about going broke when the Holidays comes around. (Actually, it’s my first time giving my knitting as Christmas gifts).
With every family, there is bound to be a tradition of some sort that everyone took part. For my family, who are a bunch of goofballs (especially my dad), we take part giving each other gag gifts. And boy do we ever! A favorite quote that my mom would always say “if any man that wants to date my girls first he must have a sense of humor to able to survive this family.” One year, my dad gave my Nana (my maternal grandmother) an empty can of soda, which she was not thrilled with this gift.
So every year, we pull pranks on each, and sometimes we get nothing but gag gifts (and sometimes Christmas is bigger than April’s Fools day). So every Christmas morning is full of laughter, and when there are no more presents to be open; the living room is cover with wrapping paper. While still giggling my sisters and I clean up the mess as our parents and Nana drink their coffee, and enjoying the happy morning.
So as you are enjoying the holidays, remember that every day is a blessing and spending with your family and friends is a joy to behold.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.