Holiday Spirit meeting Polish Thanksgiving

November 6, 2016

Is it just me or are there other crazy people out there excited about he Holidays? It looks like it’s going to be the first December ever without any Holiday decorations over here  But I am not sad… Yup, we’re moving! Finally, it is official  And check this out! The area we’ll be staying at has one of the best services for kids on the spectrum! Plus one of the best children’s hospitals in the country is just “around the corner”! I’m so excited I am having trouble keeping my hands steady! Accommodation – sorted. School and therapy program – promising, almost sorted  Suitcases – not even close to packed. We always leave everything to the very last minute. I guess it’s because we enjoy being super stressed haha. I wish I could be more like my Mom. Always so organized and everything taken care of in advance, all bills paid first, all papers and documents always neatly sorted in files and

folders. Our cabinet(s) with “important” stuff is…. Hmmm… let’s not even go there!

This spirit of joy and excitement seems to be contagious. Booboo Bear loves listening to us sharing the plans and vision of how it’s going to be over there – running in the fields, building a snowman, having a snowball fight, going to town center and enjoy all the festivities and illumination. The Holiday season in America is magical. And not because of super sales everywhere but because of the general spirit and people being more kind to one another.

I’m already planning my special menu. Our family tradition is to celebrate Polish Holidays (12 different dishes, family together, exchanging our gifts, and watching some classic Holiday movies to help digestion). Then the actual holiday celebration is an all American extravaganza. Mom prepares the most delicious breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice, pancakes, hash browns… and then we all run to open our presents. It’s always so much fun.

Many people asked me how the ASD Holiday time looks like in our household. Well, wait another month or so and you will find out in detail I will post some of my favorite Holiday recipes too. Promise!

Right now we’re looking forward to Thanksgiving spent with my parents. They are coming all the way from Poland. I’m pretty sure it will be a Polish fiesta with American twist. I can’t cook traditional Thanksgiving dishes. But that’s the beauty of international marriages – each person brings a piece of their own culture (and cuisine) into a relationship. My Mom cooks heavenly!!! It will probably be the last time we will get the privilege to taste her food.

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