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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Cereal Sensory Bin
They are holding hands.
One of Jillian's feeding goals that we constantly work on is to get her
to accept crunchy textures. At first, she wouldn't even touch crunchy
foods. She would refuse to even pick them up let alone eat them. She
wouldn't touch crackers, cereal, cookies..nothing a "typical" kid
usually lives on. So we have been "playing" with these textures in
feeding therapy for a long while now. We are working to desensitize her
to touching these things in hopes that she might actually eat them some
day. Enter Mei Mei. Anna Mei loves crunchy food. (To be exact, she loves most
all food). She can be seen with cereal in hand playing throughout most
of the day. So it seemed natural to create a sensory bin with cheerios
where the girls could scoop, eat (for Anna), and play together. I threw
the cereal out there, in living room none the less, and it was a great
time for all. Truly I would have NEVER done this in my younger days.
My expectations to keep a neat and tidy house would have trumped my
spirit calling for some fun, but now a days..I am embracing the fun in
life with my girls. We made a HUGE mess, but we interacted together,
touched some cereal, and made some memories. Isn't that what life is
all about after all? Crouching down next to my children, laughing,
playing, and making memories is my main objective these days. Many days
that means letting go of all that used to be important to
me..deadlines, agendas, tv viewing, and the like, but these things are
over rated and nothing makes me happier than picking crushed cereal out
of the carpet after thirty minutes of purposeful play. I LOVE this
life. I LOVE my girls. I LOVE that God has given me this new
perspective and this purpose.
I am a Christ follower, wife of 20 years to my best friend, and a stay at home momma to five amazing daughters. I am currently waiting for one precious special needs treasure to come home from China. I am passionate about the orphan and special needs adoption. I love to teach God's word, am involved in youth ministry alongside my dh, and love,love, love cooking. Above all, I desire to serve God and surrender my life to His call.