There is being good at your job, and then there is going above and beyond. Henry and I have been lucky enough to have the latter in our lives when it comes to the team of people who help support us.
With having #SensoryProcessingDisorder comes with little things that are just harder, like hair cuts. I have been dreading taking him to the salon, because I know how scared he will be and because we have gotten turned down before because of his special needs. His hair was becoming a problem though, and I knew I had to right away. It was getting in his eyes, it needed washing more than it does when it’s short (he is terrified of having his hair washed), and he doesn’t usually let me brush it. It needed to go. So his preschool teacher asked me the other day if they could cut it! The other teacher is a retired hairdresser and they are familiar with him and he is comfortable with them and at the preschool. Plus, there would be 3 of them (2 teachers and his EA, who has been a friend of mine for years) and I wouldn’t have to be there for him to cling to (when I’m around, he sometimes has trouble focusing on anything else). So after his morning preschool on Thursday, they kept him 20 minutes extra and followed him around the classroom as they cut his hair. He was able to be in a place and with people he was familiar and comfortable with, and have something he was scared of taken care of.
When I came to pick him up, I was so close to tears. I was so thankful and felt as though a huge weight had been taken off my shoulders. He was happy, he didn’t have to push hair out of his eyes anymore, and I knew bath time would be so much easier. I did not realize how much older it would make him look either; so I was almost in tears also due to the fact that the baby boy I had dropped off had been turned into a big boy before my eyes.
To say I am thankful for the people we have like this in his life, just simply is not a great enough word to describe it. We are absolutely BLESSED to have the team we do behind us, helping us, and supporting us. And I wish there was some way I was able to get across how truly thankful I am for them, every second of every day. #specialneeds #bless - 2 hours ago