I just watched the video posted below… and bawled my eyes out. Maybe it’s just my girl hormones raging this week but there is something… heartbreaking about losing a sense of normal in some areas of life. To see the little girls excitement in this video and the simplicity of the moment… makes me just wish for a sense of normal.
Now before you judge yes, normal is relative. I love OUR normal, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. But sometimes… I just wish for THAT normal. You know what I mean?
Where …there isn’t endless battles.
… there aren’t out of control meltdowns.
…your heart doesn’t break as you are trying to help your child in the middle of a meltdown yet you have no idea how to help her and you would do anything in the entire world just to help her!
….you aren’t on constant high alert, because you never know what will set your child off.
…moments when you feel yourself relax and let your child go just a little, become moments of I should have never done that because safety was compromised.
… you can actually go to a store together… a grocery store, Target… and get all the items in life needed to just survive.
…you can actually get through a day and enjoy every single minute of it.
…there are more peaks and less valleys…
…there is NORMAL…
…and this crazy wild ride of sensory parenting is far from normal. I wouldn’t have had the courage to choose this. But sensory parenting has given me more courage and confidence as a mom then I could have ever imagined, or even that I knew I had.