Special Back-to-Back Celebration: Autism, UN Day and Halloween

Boston, Massachusetts
November 1, 2009 1:28am CST
Here's another accomplishment of my kids worth sharing. My kids just had their back-to-back celebration of the UN Day and the Halloween. Highlights of the program are as follows: United Nations Day Celebration: To avoid extra costs- the kids were not required to wear national costumes of the countries that they represent instead the teachers gave each a sash with their respective countries and flaglets. My youngest son who's in the mainstream program did a catwalk, modeled and introduced himself confidently. He was able to deliver his script clearly as Mr. Philippines and my eldest son who's still in the SPED program did the same thing too, as Mr. Japan. Although, he was not in the mood then because he was so sleepy, he did his best to participate. The teachers, parents and their classmates applauded both of them and were so happy about their performance. I was teary-eyed then and was so proud of my sons. They did a song and dance number too. Halloween: The teachers were creative enough not to let us spent much for this event. Our only share is two-bags of assorted candies for the kids "trick or treat". Again, the kids were not required to wear their Halloween costumes. The teachers did. They hid in their respective classrooms in their Halloween costume waiting for the kids to knock for the trick or treat game. Their lote bags were full of assorted candies. It was a simple but fun event for my dear kids. How about you? Do you have anything to share about your kids Halloween activities in and out of school? I will be happy to hear from you Mylot moms, dads and friends. Thanks!
5 responses
@mommaj (22894)
• United States
2 Nov 09
They had a little Halloween party for the kids. They dressed up Fri. By the end of the day all the kids had changed their costumes back to regular clothes. We went trick-or-treating Saturday night.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Nov 09
That's fun! what was your kid's costume? i know your kid enjoyed the two day halloween celebration. Thanks for sharing MJ.
@mommaj (22894)
• United States
2 Nov 09
LOL. She was Hannah Montana, minus the wig after about five minutes. LOL My son was a white tiger. He acted like he loved his costume. On sunday, he was trying to go trick or treating again. I think he just liked walking around.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Nov 09
that's so cute of your kids... how i wish we had the same thing too this year. but we really are in crisis so we just enjoy the halloween without wearing any costume but still it was fun with all the candies that we got. Your kid has all the energy to have that walk and enjoy halloween candies.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
2 Nov 09
How nice for you! I take it your eldest son is autistic? It sounds like your family had a wonderful day, or was it two different days?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Nov 09
both my sons are autistic. the eldest is still in SPED program and my youngest is in his first year of the mainstreaming program. they're in one school but with different types of intervention. but during school programs SPED is mixed with the mainstream and regular class. they have their respective numbers and presentations. I was really teary-eyed how they excellently made it the program. I am really proud of my sons. Yes it's two different days... October 29 for the school and October 30- for the mall!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Ah, ok. I wasn't sure if you'd mentioned this before. There are a few people in myLot I have communicated with who have autistic children.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Nov 09
i did friend. actually that's my first ever topic or discussion in mylot entitled special...kids special mom... with part 2 discussion about their development. Just this morning they had the half-year's recognition...both of them received special awards!
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
2 Nov 09
Hi msfrancisco, Congratulations to you and your kids, your kids deserve a big applause for doing really great in school. Their accomplishments are far more meaningful as they are special, and they are indeed lucky coz they have a special mom. Proud mom, that's what you are, and with good reasons.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Nov 09
hi doryvien, Thanks for your continuous support as my friend and colleague. Thanks for being happy and proud of me always as a special mom of my dear precious sons. How about red and ram, how did they celebrate the halloween?
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Well not the very Halloween-ish type of observance. Remember there was a very strong typhoon on the day before that, so even when I watched 2 horror movies on TV that night I was still more scared of the strong winds brought about by the typhoon. I was so afraid the whole village will be flooded again(oh, no, not again). Thanks God on the day of the Halloween the sun smiled at all of us. We took advantage of the good weather, went out and watched the movie Astroboy.
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Nov 09
...at least you have the feel of the halloween via watching horror movies and bringing your sons to the movie house thanks to santi for leaving our country soon that families enjoyed the long weekend together. thanks mama!
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
8 Nov 09
first of all convey my regards to your kids and you are really cool too coz u played the role of an perfect mother nd encouraged them.i think i am not allowed here coz i have no kids and not yet married too but wat made me post an reply here is i could see the happiness in ur post nd u might be on the cloud 9 on tat day.and well comimg on to the halloween i have seen the movies tats it i dont have much idea about it all i know is pumkins with candles within nd nd nd not getting anymore LOL coz here in india we dont celebrate it.gud day.
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Nov 09
Hi Sunny friend, Thanks for taking your time to respond on here. Everyone is welcome to comment on even single like you or no experience yet to be a parent. Yes i am so happy and proud of my kids. They're extremely great!
1 Nov 09
My kids are never at school for halloween. They have what we call half term which is a weeks holiday from school. It has nothing to do with halloween it is just to break the school year up for them. But for halloween we went to a party as its my nephews birthday on halloween, plus they went trick or treating. I always decorate the house and we have party games and all sorts. The kids also dress up for the event. We all love it in our house as halloween = one big party
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• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Nov 09
It was a culminasting activity of my kids for the first half of the school year. They had their week's break too. Thanks for sharing your kids and family's experience with halloween-- your big house ahlloween party!