Earlier this month I was asking, “Why can’t I let this go?” in regards to Halloween. I read an article on Boston.com today and leave it to another parent to provide the answer.
Other than her wedding and the births of her children, said Diane Carfarelli, her happiest family moment remains Jack’s first go-out Halloween. “I always wanted him to have the childhood he deserves,’’ she said softly, when asked what having that experience meant to her, “even if I’m uncertain about his future.’’
*Tears* That’s just it exactly. I want that for Monkey too and every time one of these seemingly pointless rituals turns into a failure…I feel like I have failed him.
The article can be read here: Facing down fear, a treat at a time. School helps autistic children find some Halloween joy.