We just finished a week of rigorous therapy for our little Dimples. We’re pooped!
If Dimples could talk she would say “whoa mama!” I have to hand it to our little two year old, she’s a warrior. Oh teacher, you want to play clean up? OK, I’ll clean up, but I’ll proceed to chuck the blocks in the bag like so. Wham! Oh teacher, you want to play picture exchange? Fine! But let me give you the beaded necklace picture and don’t take away the necklace until I’m ready!
Alright, so all our sessions aren’t always this way BUT we got approved for more hours. We’ve been introduced to new teachers and met our new autism program coordinator! Hooray baby! Needless to say, we have someone in our home everyday of the week. That would make anyone go grumpy especially a toddler! It’s been a week of tantrums, meltdowns, and new tolerances.
It has also been a week of happy progress. Since it’s summer, our five year old has regaled the teachers helping Dimples with jokes and has been joining in the sessions, making the sessions much more tolerable for her younger sister Dimples.
I asked her a few questions:
My five year old who would like to go by the name Aurora (her choice I just asked) was asked to share her thoughts on being a big sister.
What do you think of autism? Aurora: “I think autism is hard, and you have to play and learn to get better.”
What do you think of having a sister with autism? Aurora: “It’s kind of sad, she might not talk, she might just have to use her fingers if she doesn’t talk.”
What do you like about having a sister with autism? Aurora: “I like her learning words, I like her pretending to be a Bubble Guppy, she’s perfect and the most beautifulest girl.”
If you could ask your sister one question what would it be? Aurora: “What would you like to eat?”
Aurora makes our world complete. Thanks for being a great big sister and loving your sissy with lots of sissy love!