We are moving! More on that later...
Yesterday, Soren took Sensory Play into his own hands. I couldn't have been prouder, in retrospect. I walked in yesterday afternoon, keep in mind the past couple days have been super stressful. A carriage house has just come up for rent in a really good part of Cincinnati. Great schools - even better - neighborhood. But Rick and I have been going on this yes/no roller coaster for 48 straight hours. Is it cost effective? yes, is it more space? yes, can I fix up the kitchen and put a fresh coat of paint on all the walls? yes, can I do another move...? I thought this was a no...but we are working on it. Can I still go back to school in the summer? Rick said - YES!
Ok, needless to say - both of us are a little wiped from the ride. So I walk in to find this -
I took some much needed Therese advice from our workshop this past weekend and reflected with 3 seconds of silence. First second - breath, is it really that much of a mess? Can it be cleaned up? Of course - silly! Soren will probably help (which he did). Second - what is he learning from this experience, isn't this self initiated sensory play? YES! and the third second - proud momma. There he is scooping and piling and dumping and then, as I bring out the vacuum, he pulls down the cord and gets ready to clean it up himself!
This is what I like to call self-initiated Sensory Play and I couldn't be prouder!