Sensory Mom

you know

  • You buy the exact same socks, shoes and underwear in the next 3 sizes up to avoid running out, while the ones you have still fit your child
  • When a manufacturer discontinues above said socks, shoes or underwear or ceases to make the next size that will fit your child, you continue to let them wear the ones that are too small just to avoid the meltdowns that will ensue
  • Your child comes home with sopping wet cuffs and collars
  • You get used to being looked at like you are an alien when you describe to your friends or your child’s teachers, the meltdowns your “little angel” gives you every day
  • You get used to leaving early because you know what will happen if you don’t
  • You organize your life around when your child sleeps, what they will eat, and the one public restroom that does not have automatic flushing toilets
  • You can’t imagine another day making just PB&J with the crusts cut off and cut in four on an angle, but that’s better than the thought of your child going hungry…again
  • You spend time straightening and tightening your child’s bedsheets every night amidst tears to get them “just right”, only to find them hours later sleeping soundly with the sheets all crumpled and curled around them wound so tightly in their blankets and pillows that you can barely find them OR…you find them sleeping on the floor
  • Your child wears the exact same thing every day…regardless of 90* sunshine or falling snow
  • Your child asks you at 10:00 am that morning, what you are having for dinner
  • Your child yells at their sibling because they are chewing too loudly, yet yells like you are in another room and thinks a whisper means simply changing their voice to talk through their throat more slowly
  • Your child tells you you’re talking too loudly as they shout at you
  • You have memories about rescuing them from the frenzy at the top of the slide at Chik-fil-a AND from themselves at home as you ask them why they think “jumping from way up there” is a good idea?
  • You keep thinking today will be easier…and it’s not
  • You know the satisfaction of finally finding a way to make things feel easier for your child and it works the next time too.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOM’S!  YOUR SENSORY KIDDO IS LUCKY TO HAVE YOU!

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“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
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