I would love to give you everything your heart desires. Just today I noticed that you have been chewing on the sleeve of your school sweater. Just last week I had to ask what you were chewing on and found a Christmas light bulb (the small kind) in your mouth. I have no idea where you found it. I tried to explain to you how dangerous it was for you to have that object in your mouth. Two weeks ago I had to remove a crayon (your favorite item to chew on) from your mouth. I also had to stop you from eating pencil erasers in the same week. Whenever you are working on homework, I patiently watch you lick the pencil lead and the eraser before writing.
I know you have had a very hard week even though you may not mention it. I know how we have struggled on homework because your schedule at school changed after I returned to work after six weeks of leave. I hate that this turns your world upside and you have to struggle for at least two weeks before things settle.
I would love to buy you marbles but I truly fear that you will decide to put the marbles in your mouth and swallow them. It scares me to death. Before I knew about SPD, I watched in horror while you ate sand, chewed on coins, licked the handle of grocery carts, licked a booth in a restuarant etc. I cannot allow you to have this one thing because I do care about you. I know it seems that I am a mean mom right now, but know that I do love you. I do this out of love.