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Thanksgiving Memory

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This week’s theme for the Special Needs Blog Hop is Thanksgiving Memory.  Now, as you might expect with me not being raised American (or Canadian), Thanksgiving is not a big deal for me.  I don’t so much like pumpkin pie.  Our first Thanksgiving was right after our honeymoon in Key West, so I decided to keep that going and substituted pumpkin pie with key lime pie.  That tradition has stuck with us ever since.  The first time Pudding had a taste of key lime pie, she fell in love.  We told her what it was and she immediately pointed to her plate and said, “More key lime pie, right here.”  We didn’t know at the time that she had such difficulties with spontaneous communication, but she has always been more than capable of getting her needs met when she is motivated enough.  Let me tell you, key lime pie is motivation enough.  After she finished her second piece, she promptly did this:

She is definitely a girl after my own heart.

Remembering this is bittersweet to me, because there is no way we can make a key lime pie without eggs, milk, and gluten, so the tradition won’t continue this year.  Unless anyone knows of a GFCF key lime pie recipe?

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Written by Spectrummy Mummy

November 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm