We’ve had a couple of busy couple of days around here, and that means a very haphazard schedule, which makes our SPD kiddo all the more sensitive and out of sorts. Even after a bath tonight (which normally does wonders for calming her down and desensitizing her), she just could not find any panties that were comfortable for bedtime tonight. She tried on about 7 pair of panties including her old favorite standbys, a couple pair of bike shorts, and even her swimsuit shorts (since she wears those sans panties), but none of them worked.
Finally, she decided on a nightgown without panties. What are you going to do? In this case, sensory needs far outweigh modesty. I did remind her that this was only ok because it was bedtime, but that we had to have *something* on over our bottom to go to church tomorrow. If we don’t make it to church, you’ll know why!
I will say that I am oh-so-proud of her for actually using her WORDS to tell us how she was struggling tonight. Usually we get a lot of tears, whining, and flailing. Tonight, she was able to stay in control enough to say “these just don’t feel good” and “those have seams so they bother me”, and finally, “can you give me a massage to keep my legs from hurting tonight so I can sleep?”. WOW. I made sure to praise her highly for her awesome communication skills in the middle of such an uncomfortable period for her.