As a parent of a child with special needs, I am all too aware of differences. Because of this, I get especially tired of being asked to keep up with other people’s expectations. Finding the time or the patience to entertain for Thanksgiving, for example is one luxury, I can’t always afford. However, there are many who choose to spend their time in just this way -- and I applaud them for it. So what I say, is spend the holidays, heck spend every day, in a way that is right for you and your family. If you want to entertain, do so -- your way. My way is, whether you go out, cook or carry in, always bring laughter to the table.