SPD Blog Carnival, which works as a wonderful online magazine of sorts where folks can share and learn about life with SPD kids.
This month's carnival is about Sensational Siblings. And, since I have been so busy with attending to my SPD kiddo Luke and his two sensational siblings Nina and Jack, I am a bit late in joining in. But, as the saying goes, better late than never. So, here's our take on one of our Sensational Siblings -- Nina!
Indeed, when Luke was still going to OT for SPD, Nina got something that is rare in our household -- 1-on-1 time with Mama. Yep, when Luke was off with Miss Teresa in the OT gym, Nina got then-pregnant me all to herself. No brother. No housework. No anything competing for time and attention. So, in the waiting room, we read together, drew on a huge painted wall chalkboard, played card games, played Mama Says... Enjoyed the less-than-an-hour that sometimes passed too quickly.
And, since formal OT stopped and home therapy became the norm, our little girl continues to bask in the bennies. No, she does not get much 1-on-1 Mama time anymore -- especially now that baby has arrived, but she gets lots of something she loves: sensory fun!
And, she gets more use out of some of Luke's proprioception tools than Luke does. It is Nina, not Luke, who most often moves a piece of furniture to get the crib mattress we use as an indoor jumping board. And, she is always my monkey jumping on the bed, couch, jogging trampoline. Plus, she loves doing obstacle courses with Luke. Such a seeker, our girl!
She is truly a sensational sibling.