This week, we are going to talk about being sure that your non special needs child gets some normal childhood memories. This can be difficult when you are up to your gills with therapy appts and all the other things that accompany autism.
One thing that I try to do with Madison is to foster relationships with other children her age. Children who don’t know what a Pecs schedule is or what ot/pt stands for. Who don’t know what toys are appropriate for the Dr’s waiting room vs. the therapist. Who are interested in Barbies and iCarly.
This Saturday, we are going to a birthday party for one of her Sunday School friends at Backyard Adventure. This is an indoor place where there are lots of bounce house and other fun things to play on. This would be sensory overload for Logan. He would get so disregulated because he really doesn’t feel competent when it comes to gross motor stuff. This would keep Madison from having fun. Simply put, that’s not fair.
So, Logan will spend the morning taking care of Nana. We will go over and feed her breakfast and put the dog up. Logan will get what she needs and let the nurse and physical therapist into the house. Madison will get to run and play and not think about autism for a couple of hours. This will recharge her batteries and make her a better sister for Logan. Everyone wins in the end.