I'm chiming in with some of the other About.com Parenting guides for a "Twelve Days of Christmas" blog series that will follow the basic concept of that item-adding holiday favorite. Since it's a song about gifts and a time of year for giving, I thought I'd use my twelve days to direct you to all the fun items I've created on this site for you to print and give or print and frame or print and stick to the wall next to your computer with a piece of tape.
And also befitting the song origins of this exercise, my first day's gift to you is a songbook full of special-needs carols that rewrite the traditional lyrics to bring them more in line with the way the holidays roll for the parents of children with disabilities. Enjoy "Hark, the Relatives Complain," "Carol of the Mall," "We'll Be Ill for Christmas," "Too-Silent Night," and eight more carols that I hope will give you a smile in this stressful season. Read them, print them, share them, send them, slip them into church hymnals to show those people who stare at your child what you're up against. And come back tomorrow to see what I've got for you next.
More Twelve Days of Christmas on About.com Parenting:
- 12 Days of Handmade Baby Gifts
- The 12 Days of Christmas: Getting Closer, Day One
- 12 Days of Christmas Countdown for Working Moms
- 12 Days of Holiday Merriment for Families with College Kids
- 12 Days of Christmas Sanity for Single Parents: Day 1
- 12 Days of Christmas Preparations
- 12 Days of Chrismas for Babies
- 12 Days of Christmas Coloring, Day 1
Image by Terri Mauro