Autism Watch: 2007

Four and a half hours later…

Posted on: November 22, 2007

..and he’s still happy! Not one meltdown!

We spent the afternoon at our friends’ home, a huge Thanksgiving dinner where we were the only non-blood-related guests — but family isn’t just those related by blood. These friends are family, and we had a great time. At one point, I told my friend how ds just doesn’t do this. He doesn’t just get comfortable, smile, giggle and have a meltdown-free afternoon every place we go, but he did today. She said maybe it’s because I was comfortable with him there. After a minute of thought, I realized she was right. I didn’t have to worry about him yelling, being too loud or saying odd random things. (And that he definitely did.) There were no judgmental stares, glares or comments. He was with a family of patient people who talked with him and not to him. So between that and the numerous pets wandering around for him to play with, he was happy. He enjoyed his day, from starting with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade through dinner and then hanging out at our house afterwards.  And for that, I am truly thankful!

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