Deuteronomy 4:35

You have been shown these things that you might know the Lord is God besides him there is no other.

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.


  1. That's the neatest idea!! Great job taking the time to PLAY, Mom!
    -Beka =)

  2. I couldn't agree more!!! What really matters? What has eternal value? His load is easy and His burden is light!!