Today is trick or treating in our area and I have to be honest, I’m not looking forward to this. I love that the boys have fun but I don’t love the overstimulation that follows. I have dubbed this, the fallout.
There is always fallout after events like this.
Typically, we will see fighting, screaming, meltdowns, sleepless nights and even some temporary regression, after a very stimulating event such as trick or treating.
However, there is one problem that I hadn’t even thought about until just now. Food Allergies.
Elliott has some pretty serious food allergies. What are the chances of his candy being nut free or not made on shared equipment. For that matter, what are the chances of his candy even being labeled? Not very…….on both accounts.
How do you handle that? He’s destined to be disappointed.
This is our first time dealing Halloween and food allergies because trick or treating was rained out last year. Deep down inside, I’m hoping for the same thing this year.
If it’s raining, perhaps we can do something else and end up not having to deal with this in the first place.
How in the heck do you manage trick or treating when your child has Autism and food allergies?
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