We begin special Christmas celebrations
So today we attended my sons special needs Christmas fair it was delightful no bells no whistles just good old fashioned , raffle, brick a brack and tombola everyone there is attached to the school in some way, and the room was filled with love , Oscar was greeted and took part in some of the stalls he did great as there was little floor space due to the amount of wheelchairs , Oscar didn’t bat an eyelid ,and I loved this he’s so accepting of differences and in turn they would be him should he have decided to have a monster meltdown , which could have been on the cards, as he hadn’t ever been to school before unless it’s to go to school , Oscar calls school Julie’s house and he loves attending, he runs in and as long as I get out the door before he turns we’re good, he hates goodbyes he’s totally fine without me being there, but hates me to walk away from him , so we’re at the fair it’s an easily sensory overload place, it’s loud there’s people everywhere and lots to look at with Christmas music on , he did great he took part waited his turn and was happy with the books he chose , he chose a sealife 300 piece jigsaw that was actually donated ! For that exact reason it’s 300 pieces but it’s ok I will just donate it next time , it could become a running joke actually he chose it as he recognised it for sure.
my middle child, thought it was a bit lame nothing like his schools Christmas fair, which he was going to with his dad after , but I explained it can be overloading and it’s for the kids st the school not the public , I feel it’s vital to support Oscars school from early years as he will most likely attend her into his twenties , and we made a point of going today it was 50/50 whether Oscar would understand what was going on but he’s quiet calm at the moment and I feel he did great .
It was really heartwarming to see the older students all sat behind there stalls selling the things they have been busy making over the last few months ,and to see how proud they were, and also how comfortable they were being in the school, once they were like my Oscar today and now they are semi independent in a supportive environment and it made me really grateful for all those people today will be as loving and accommodating to Oscar as he grows up .
it really got me thinking about his future what will he be like as a man? Will he have friends? Will he be as confident and as comfortable as some of those young people today ? I really hope so ,the special needs community really is such a privilege to be part of , every parent there today has felt or is feeling like I do, it’s unspoken they get my worries, and collectively they are building a safety net for those with special needs which includes my son , and I’m just so very grateful .💙💙💙