I had just posted for the Sensory Processing Awareness Month, which is in October, and we are still munching on Halloween candy, but even as we wrinkle the wrappers to our fun size snicker bars, one can feel that just over our shoulders lurks…….THE HOLIDAYS! Okay, so maybe lurks if too harsh of a word…I mean can it really lurk when you enter any story and get greeted by a sea of red and green? or when you listen to the store’s music and realize that “yes….yes indeed…Santa Claus is coming to town” and soon.
I offer this blog post out early in the season as a way to share how we prepare our mindset for the upcoming holiday time. Continue reading
“Michele, I was waiting for you to call and tell me what time you needed me to come watch the girls.” This was the voice on the other end of the phone, and it belonged to a dear friend.
” Oh, Chris. John and I decided we would just stay home, you know, it was easier.” My reply lacked strength.
“Michele you know Elizabeth would have been fine with me, we would have had a lot of fun, I even had some fun toys to bring over for us. You really need to let this happen next time!”
” I know…you’re right, but…….. Continue reading
The title says it all…we are the very product of the lives we have lived and are living with our special needs children….for example:
Instead of rejoicing at milestones naturally achieved, we watched our children struggle to make these goals and sometimes not achieve them at all.
While other families attended football games or birthday parties, we would dissect into the smallest bits, just exactly how that game or party could play out, so we could decide if our special needs child could handle it. Continue reading