Another weekend has flown by and we enjoyed getting out in the warm sun…you would never guess it is Autumn here!
We decided to brave another visit to the beach…it has been a slow process to get Ruby to enjoy these surroundings. She quickly goes into sensory overload with the wide expanse of sand, the people and the sound of the waves.
Usually she will last near the water for a little while but then she begins to cover her ears and want to go far up the beach and just sit with me for a cuddle. It can be frustrating when I want to join in with the rest of the family and I want her to enjoy the experience too…but as with everything else to do with her sensory processing challenges….we take it step by step and enjoy a few more each time.
We can’t hide at home because Ruby is more comfortable there…her twin and her older sister love to visit the beach and it isn’t fair for them to always miss out. So we went….
Tara is getting braver jumping into the waves every time we go and wants to ‘swim’ like her big sister now!
And finally…after a particularly wonderful day nap and lots of lovely quiet time (which Mummy thoroughly enjoyed!) I entered Ruby’s room to hear her say “I putting some cream on Mummy” So very proud of herself…she was even happier when I showed her the mirror.
How could I get cross….I was too busy laughing….but still don’t know how she reached the cream!