My husband is a Naval Officer. We’ve been married for 17 years and have three children together. Our two boys, ages 5 and 4, are on the autism spectrum. As such, they have a boat load of sensory issues. While I am eternally grateful for our insurance, Tricare, and the special programs that they currently offer our sons, let’s just say that military life and sensory issues TOGETHER can be pretty interesting. …continue reading
Today is Halloween. My very own nightmare starts at 6AM. We wake up to tackle this not so SPD friendly “holiday” with a smile and hopeful optimism but that quickly fades. My DD is going to be the piggy bank from Toy Story because the costume is such that it just hangs over normal clothes with no buckles, straps, buttons, zippers, ties or elastic. We had planned piggy tails for her hair, which she never can tolerate, but she really wanted them.
When it came time to do them it was a no go. Okay, move on. Time for socks and boots. Her sock had a bump this morning..an invisible bump that isn’t really there because they are seamless socks but regardless this puts her in a tizzy for quite some time. Then we moved on to not being able to tolerate putting her stretchy pants inside of those boots. We did finally, after a complete disaster of a morning make it out the door but not without complete mental exhaustion setting in. As we get to class I start to feel the anxiety starting in ME of whether she will go in without a problem this fine morning. …continue reading