|Our Pumpkins ~ Halloween 2012|
Tonight a lot of creatures will visit your door. Be open minded.
The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills.
The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues.
The child who does not say “trick or treat” or “thank you” might be painfully shy, non-verbal, or selectively mute.
If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental speech.
The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have an allergy.
The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all or criticizes your decorations might have sensory processing disorder or autism.
Be kind, be patient, smile, pretend you understand. It’s everyone’s Halloween.
And if you live in an area that might have been affected by Sandy..
Please remember that Children do not understand the devastation that Sandy has created. Remember that today is still Halloween for them. If a child should come trick-or-treating at your door, please put your own frustrations aside. They are children and still innocent, embrace them. They might be looking for something fun to get their minds off of all of the horrible events that Sandy brought with her.
Most importantly, be safe!
Happy Halloween everybody!