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!
Well done Ruby, what a big step! And well done Mum too, you are obviously very patient with her letting her adjust in her own time. And yikes man, that is one big snake 😀
I’m so glad she is becoming more confident at the beach.
As sad as it is to see a python dead on the beach, it would have been interesting to look at. No need to worry that it was going to slither away of bite you, so you could have a good look.
Twins Squared says
So glad to hear about Ruby! You are doing the right thing – she is slowly getting more exposure and growing in that and progressing in that way, and the others are getting their needs met too it sounds like. One of my older girls I think has slight SPD. She is highly sensitive to everything. Never did anything about it because it seems to not interfere with daily life but she is highly irritable. Anyway, when she was a toddler she HATED the grass and also hated the sand at the beach. She just froze and wouldn’t move for like 45 minutes. She could not stand that weird feeling on her feet. But then she would slowly get used to it. And she did finally overcome her dislike for grass. Her biggest thing now that she’s older are probably noises and cold. And the softer the better! But like I said, hers is mild or I would have done something about it. Glad it went well!
The Provincial Homemaker says
That is just fantastic. Yay, for Ruby! And, so good two that you are still letting the others get out and about.