She's hiding under the covers, in her bed.
"Really? What do you think we should do?" I ask, pulling back her sheets to study her face.
"I want Madeline and Emma to come over to play." She says, folding her arms over her chest, disgusted with the drudgery she's had to endure since winter break started.
People.....this is BIG.
Another thing she's been doing is offering spontaneous displays of affection. She would always let me cuddle her, and seemed to enjoy the snuggling , but never would she think to initiate that kind of interaction on her own. I've been surprised a few times lately by little arms reaching around my hips as I do the dishes or a spontaneous kiss on the cheek. It's like getting to watch those thrilling first baby steps every day.
Todd saw a report on CNN yesterday about how autism isn't covered by most insurance companies, and how 80% of parents with a child on the spectrum get divorced. Since most couples list money as their # 1 source of conflict, I'm sure you see the pattern?
Riley's sensory processing disorder has certianly pushed us to the limit in almost every area, but it sure has made us appreciate the little things. Last night she laid on the bed with her recovering Daddy and read to him from her Pooh chapter book.
She is a little bite of heaven.