Anyone that has followed our story knows that Emmett struggles with many sensory related issues.
One of the biggest issues we face is getting Emmett to wear socks and shoes. He doesn’t always tolerate the feeling of socks and shoes on his feet. He’s been doing much better lately but we still have to constantly adjust his socks because they are hurting him.
So we decided to try something a bit different. Now, I will say that I can see many Dad’s not really liking this idea and honestly, I can understand.
Basically, one day, Emmett stumbled upon Lizze painting her toe nails and became fascinated with the idea of seeing paint on his little piggy toes. In the interest of full disclosure, I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of painting his toe nails but I’m a bit more progressive and so I got over it pretty quick.
He only wants his big toe painted and really likes changing colors every few days.
Anyway, I decided that I would take advantage of the unique situation. I have explained to him that when his toes are painted his socks will feel better and it has helped.
It’s not a perfect solution but sometimes beggars can’t be choosers. As special needs parents, we very often have to think outside of the box in order to find a solution to the very unique problems we are often faced with.
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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