Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter the Autism Way

What does Easter look like in our house? Probably not much different to yours, I suspect. 

Maybe some minor differences.

I used to have an Egg Hunt, but with 2 out of 3 children that cannot lose........at anything, This is no longer an option.


The Easter Bunny is not mentioned. Simply because, even though he was fine losing his teeth, mention of the tooth fairy brought on a full meltdown! I had to tell him that she wasn't real, and show him where we had put his tooth. He didn't even want the £1 that we put out. 
So fear, that is why I will not mention 'you know who'

Then there are the actual eggs. My children are so fussy, not normal fussy, autism fussy. Little A lives on nuggets and chips/potato based products, certain 'colour' crisp packets, bread/toast, and chocolate of a certain kind/colour. There is no variation, we are over the moon if he tries anything, even slightly different. As for 'wet' food, not a hope. 

The problem is, others buy eggs that don't follow the rules. So we have to mix the eggs up, or open them straight away, just to prove that it is 'normal' chocolate. Eggs with fillings are a big no go.

One up side, my children only eat until they are full. So you will rarely see a tonne of eggs eaten in one go.

As for Easter Sunday Dinner. That will be a normal Sunday dinner, with normal trimmings.............and a side of chicken nuggets and chips!!

Whatever your Easter looks like, I hope it is amazing:

16 comments:

  1. Wow, I had never considered how autism would affect things like Easter and the tooth fairy. I hope it's a good one for you - and he enjoys those nuggets and chips! (My eldest has to have fishcakes for Christmas dinner!)

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    1. It will be great, just not traditional lol xx

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  2. The tooth fairy is a MASSIVE issue in our house... lots of anxiety and stress :S Excellent post. I would be thrilled if you linked this up with my new linky? http://musingssahm.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/same-difference-link-up.html

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  3. I had never considered this before. But, we all have our own traditions for many different reasons, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend x #PoCoLo

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  4. Happy Easter! To be honest I don't do much special for Easter anyway. My sister has learning difficulties and only eats certain foods so I can appreciate how stressful it can be x

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    1. We try not to make too much of a fuss..........never goes to plan! lol x

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  5. I so get this! Been scouring the city for the specific Easter Eggs that have to be bought - the ones from relatives may well be donated to the local children's Hospital!

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    1. We have been stripping wrappers, to prove it's just chocolate inside lol x

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  6. This must be such an issue for you - and is definitely something that hadn't crossed my mind until you have spoken about it here. It really does make you think. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo - hope you have a lovely version of your Easter :) xx

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    1. We had a good one, thanks for hosting x

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  7. I hope you had a lovely Sunday dinner with nuggets and chips on the side - and a great day :)

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    1. We did! Although he didn't eat much lol x

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  8. It's kind of reassuring to know we are not the only family who have a Sunday roast with chicken dippers on the side, we generally have Smiles rather than chips though! We have the same issue with the eggs, although having one autistic and two NT the other two ended up with an unfair amount of chocolate :( Like yours though, none of them go over the top with sweet things so plenty left for another day or so. So maybe an Autism Easter is not so different after all ;)

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    1. Oh no, most Sunday dinners are with nuggets and potato based products on the side! I think our Easters sound very similar x

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