Holy moly did we have a rough morning. Everything was actually going really well until it became time to get Emmett dressed. He did fine with most of his clothes but when it comes time to put his socks on, his socks weren’t tight enough.
If we put even one sock on him and it doesn’t feel tight, Emmett will lose it and rapidly devolve into a meltdown.
This is exactly what happened this morning again.
I swear to God, nothing is ever easy.
It took a great deal of time and effort to help him calm down enough to let us try a different pair of socks. Thankfully, these felt better for him and so we finally managed to get him ready for school.
To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to send him to school because he simply wasn’t going to let us get him dressed.
It easy to say, just force him to get his clothes on if you have not experienced how truly distraught a person, especially a child, can get when sensory issues are involved. Emmett will get so upset that he vomits. That’s not okay and we will not push him that far.
Maybe this makes me a bad parent. However, while I will push his limits at times, I will not push him over his limits or past the line. We encourage him to try and work through these moments in time but pushing him too far seems cruel and we won’t do it.
Emmett get help for this in the form or occupational therapy and we have quite a few tools at our disposal that can help him to work through these difficulties. Sometimes they work and other times they don’t.
Today, Emmett managed to pull through, but as you can see in the picture below, Lizze is trying to comfort a very distraught Emmett John.
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