Y'all. These ice holidays have gotten the best of all of us lately. From Monday midday to Friday midday, we were stuck inside without even a snowy landscape to enjoy. This was NOT fun. So today we met up with some of our other teens and moms of teens with disabilities and set out to explore! My son was so happy to be out and about, but thinking he would have a blast, things went from sensory seeking to sensory overload. And when the kid goes into sensory overload, you know what that means for mom or dad, right? I'll let you complete that thought. Don't worry. I'll wait......
So we were out with our friends and had stomped in every puddle and stood under every thawing awning with dripping water.....Yes. I let him do it. And then it became just too much. Guess who left the small subtle sensory items we usually bring in the store in the car? This mom did. I am not proud. Suddenly every thing and every one became a sensory item. It was enough for me to cry uncle and end our part early.
It got me to thinking about how people always ask what our favorite items are, so here is a list of all of our favorites from over the years. Maybe we will do this often for different needs we have, whether sensory seeking, anxiety calming, gross or fine motor or even core stregthening. But today, it's simply for sanity saving. Thank God it's Friday..... oh wait.....
BUNMO Super Sensory Stretchy Strings 6pk
Monkey Spiky Sensory Ring / Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3)
50 Pieces Anxiety Textured Sensory Strips
Sensory Fidget Tubes
Marble Maze Mat 4 pack
DoodleJamz Jelly Boards
Skywin Kids Yoga Dice
Transformable Fidget Spinners
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet
Vibrating Pinky Pillow
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