We had a pretty amazing day. The parade was a ton of fun and we shared the float with another, amazing wish family.
While it was a great experience, it wasn’t without its Autism related challenges.
Emmett struggled quite a bit because the Wishes Can Happen shirt he was given to wear, didn’t fit the way he like his shirts to fit. The sensory issues were in full force and because the shirt was longer than he will wear them, it was a nightmare as we waited for the parade to begin.
We were there about an hour and a half early, and it was a very long hour and a half.
Once it was time to load onto the float, he ended up doing okay. It was really tough on him and we told him not to worry about wearing the shirt but he didn’t want to stick out by not wearing it.
As much fun and I think he ended up having, it was also incrediblely stressful for him as well.
Unless you have a child with Autism, is so difficult to understand how much of an impact it can have on everyday things. It’s always a challenge.
Anyway, the actual parade only last about fifteen or twenty minutes and after we said our goodbyes to our new friends, we picked up an early dinner.
Emmett struggled on and off for the rest of the day but that’s par for the course when it comes to Autism..
Thankfully, tomorrow is a fresh start with absolutely zero on the calendar. We will be able to decompress and start over.
Well done for keeping it real! The photos are butiful and you wouldn’t think there were any struggles unless you live with Autism… Beautiful family, all together against all odds! I heard about the theory that aliens are doing some experiments on humans to check what are they able to survive. Sounds about right! How otherwise you could explain all these challenges one family gets? Aliens may be surprised how resilient people are!
Thank you for your thoughts.. ☺