Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just Snuggle

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Sometimes we parents can get bogged down in the notion that the teaching of our children must be done by professionals. Parents of children with special needs are particularly vulnerable to this idea since children with special needs often have to learn and develop quite differently than children with typical needs. This series centers around the idea that learning can and does occur most effectively through everyday life experiences at home and out in the community--for children with both typical and special needs.

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know that we have been bombarded by virus after virus after virus this season. We don't seem to get over one before another has started. Some are mild and we rock right along and others just knock us down.

The latest virus is of the knockdown variety but I'm glad to be getting some relief from today's trip to the doctor so that I am able to put up the weekly post.

This week I want to remind you what's most important about Life is Therapy. It's about the connection. The more you are connected to your kiddo, the more you can enter his/her world and see what interests them and use that to teach them skills they need for the world around them. And sometimes having that connection means it's time to drop everything, throw a blanket and some pillows on the floor and just snuggle....

*Yes, he is so tall that his feet reach down to my knees but when he is sick, he thinks he is still just a tiny baby* laying on his Mama’s chest. *Yes, I am aware that he was never a tiny baby.

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sheila said...

Never too big to snuggle. Hope he feels better soon! It sucks being sick.

mommytoalot said...

Awww as you know we are full some kind of flu bug at our house.
Joey is 9 and still cuddles. every single day ..sick or not.
sure hope you are feeling better.

j said...

GAH! My son asked me to sit with him last night and I said no because it was so close to bedtime. I'll do better next time.

This post was a wonderful reminder. Glad Jack has such a good Momma.

Mary @ Parenthood said...

Awww... Never too big to snuggle. I was just thinking the other day that I'll be sad when Elizabeth doesn't snuggle on me like that anymore (she's SO much bigger than when she was a wee one - and while she's still pretty tiny she's huge compared to when she was brand new and just over 6lbs) How big was Jack?

The Blonde Duck said...

My parents weren't very affectionate, so this made me tear up...

Rachel said...

Precious!! I hope y'all are all feeling better soon!!

Marie said...

Big hugs, Duckie! I'm surprised as affectionate as you are with those sweet fur babies. My mom was not super affectionate either so maybe I'm getting my needs met through Jack and my hubby, David? Well it works for all of us!
Oh, Jen, we're never perfect are we? I wish we could always stop the world and make our kids happy but real world doesn't work like that. Poor Jack was so intent on getting me to bounce him on the exercise ball (another comfort/sensory thing) but my head was just killing me and I couldn't. We all do the best we can, right?
Mary, Jack was 10 lbs, 4 ounces at birth. That's not a typo. :)

Marie said...

He was also pretty long at 22 1/4 inches. Big boy!

Angie said...

What an inspiration!
Thank you for your story, for your willingness to be transparent, and for your encouragement of the rest of us in the blogosphere!


Marie said...

Thanks for the sweet words Angie!