For Valentines Day the local Youthlinks put together a completely free event that included cotton candy, face painting, games, crafts, balloon artists, karaoke, and oldies dance music.
I never go to these events without help- be it my sisters, my parents, or Josh. If I don't have help, I usually won't go. My parents ended up coming with me, but honestly I think I could've done this one without them (well minus the whole Corbin wanting to wait in line for a balloon animal and Brian not wanting to wait in a line, ever in his life- that point I was very grateful to have extra adults). Brian really surprised me and did amazingly well.
He allowed himself to be blindfolded and spun so he could pin an arrow on a heart.
He attempted to make a Valentines Day card- okay made one scribble, but better than nothing.
He sat still for face-painting and when he looked in the mirror after it was done he raised his eyebrows at himself as if to say "Damn, I look goooooood".
He allowed a couple of girls to give him hugs.
And he danced the night away, only covering his ears a few times. I thought the room was too loud and here was Brian smiling and