Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2010 is officially behind us and the only reminders are bags of candy, sugared up kids and decorations that need to be put away. I usually would have done that today (because, after all, Christmas decorations come out in two weeks. Don't judge. You decorate when you want to and I will decorate when I want to. *grin*) but instead, the kids took the day off from school and we all just hung out together.

For a sensory child who lives in overload right now, last night was a lot. Trunk or Treat Friday night was a lot (and both nights had many tearful moments). But the deciding factor was there was a morning sub in her class today and that means chaos for me and even more overload and craziness for Kaylen. I just couldn't do it to her. So instead of swapping stories with teachers and my other school friends about costumes we saw last night (including a neighbor boy dressed to the nines as a sheriff. Chaps and riding boots really topped it off.), the kids and I snuggled in my bed and watched The Disney Channel and enjoyed some much needed down time.

A totally great way to start a new month!


Declan's Mom said...

Nice..a day off once in a while is important!

Mimi said...

I wish you were my mom.....we NEVER got to stay home just to stay home......sweet

Tanya said...

Wow, how did she do with that dress? So many different fabrics and the straps. eek. Mini meltdowns or major? Our was MAJOR. And not handled as well as I should have.