Luckily for me she agreed to let me repost it (you might have read it on the SPDBN too). So a special thanks to SpectrummyMummy who you can find blogging not only on the SPDBN, but on her own blog "Spectrummy Mummy" and of course on Twitter under, you guessed it, @spectrummymummy as well as Facebook.
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To celebrate SPD Awareness Month this October, here are a few things that I’m now aware of, thanks to my children and their sensory issues.
My entire education was a complete waste of time. Because if the teachers taught me that there were only five senses, who knows what other lies they slipped in there?
A mess is to me is tactile heaven to my girl. Sometimes the carpet just has to be a casualty of war in the battle of the senses. And be assured, it is a battle- I have the scars to prove it.
The bed has a different bounce to the trampoline and the bouncy castle, and that is why the kids just won’t stop bouncing on it. Ever.
A fistful of my hair is the source of all comfort. It can soothe and solace like no other material on Earth. A solitary stray hair on his hand, however, will send Cubby straight to a meltdown, even from the same source. Even if it worked its way loose by his grabbing fistfuls for comfort. I may take to wearing a shower cap during daylight hours, I’m sure I could work that look.
There are times that raising children with differences makes you feel terribly lonely. To that, I say: get on Twitter. There are more of us out there than you can shake a pop-tube at. With so many of us, there is no need for anyone to ever feel alone.