Raising a child with disabilities you need to adapt. Quickly. Even though Claire would always try to be right in the middle of things, her fine motor skills and large motor skills often prevented her from full participation. A simple thing like cutting out sugar cookies was a challenge for her until we started finding and using the cookie cutters with handles and knobs. We never stop looking for ways that she can be successful.
Does she still like to bake and cut out cookies? No. But it has left me with a wonderful collection of vintage aluminum cookie cutters. I am reminded of her determination every time I use them. How something so simple was so difficult for her.
She has moved on to other activities in her own home with her care staff now, but she still likes to eat them! So I will still bake them.
I hope your Christmas and Holiday preparations bring back some lovely memories for you.