Anyone who doesn’t have a kid with autism or sensory issues might not get this but it’s OK as I need to share.
M let me shower her head this evening! She was crying with fear but her dad held her hands and we both talked gently to her, and I turned the thermostat down to almost cold, AND SHE LET ME DO IT. She was literally shaking with fear BUT she did it.
And you know what? Afterwards, she said it was OK and she would let me do it again.
This is HUGE. Massive. She has made a breakthrough. The heat is evidently the biggest problem, we can work on the showers, if she likes them cold then it won’t bother me. It won’t help at the swimming baths as the showers are pre-set (and frankly too hot) but I cannot repeat enough times how big a deal this is.
Well actually maybe I can. So I’ll stop now. But I’m still grinning.