|By Besimo – click for original on Flickr|
All I want for Christmas is the same kind of uneventful day we had for Thanksgiving.
It’s been a few years since we’ve had an uneventful Thanksgiving, and I gotta admit, it was nice. We stayed in our PJ’s all day, cooked our turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, and pumpkin cheesecake from scratch, as a team effort. We watched our beloved Green Bay Packers win their eleventh straight game this season.
|One of these years, I’ll have a bulldog. So cute!|
Everyone helped cook, nobody had a meltdown. It was such a sane and peaceful day I almost feel guilty telling you about it. Seriously. I can’t remember a holiday this normal. Of course, what goes along with that is that we were shut up in the house, just the four of us (since Wonderboy is still living overseas for his internship), no visitors and no plans. For the first time in a long time we decided that we weren’t going to have people over (as we have the last two Thanksgivings in a row), we weren’t going anywhere, and there was no agenda. A completely low-key, unstructured day, save the noon football game on TV.
|I swear, it TOTALLY looks just like this|
Now, many blogs and websites are putting together a list of gifts that are good choices for kids with special needs or mental illness. I thought I’d share a couple ideas for the teenager in your life with Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia, based on Tim’s wants and needs. If you have other great gift ideas, please share them in the comments!
Idea #2: Hoodies