I need some.
Something has changed.
My sweet Hazel Eyes has been a sensory mess.
Weather? Time Change? Growth Spurt? Time of Year?
I know I can look back in my archives and find a pattern. Typically it’s April.
Maybe it is weather change.
For some of us its severe sinus pressure. For others it’s simple spring fever.
Perhaps for my sweet boy it’s sensory changes.
For a week he has been spinning, something that left us ages ago. At least to this extreme. Seconds turn to minutes, minutes that last forever it seems.
He craves so very much.
Nothing is too high. Nothing is too fast. There isn’t enough texture.
He dug in the dirt in his bare hands, for hours.
He helped break twigs, small branches really. He stood on top of an old, dried up evergreen and bounced.
When Mother Nature plays nice and I can let him seek outside it’s all good. But when April showers strike in early March and we are stuck in the confines of our home… Well that is just about enough to drive me batty.
He gets emotional. Everything hurts his feelings. Everything makes him angry. He has difficulty finding the happy in his day-to-day.
And that leads to some miserable days that we are trying to learn to cope through.
So the hope remains that our March madness will replace the April crazy we generally find. That when spring finally arrives on the calendar we will be seeing the end of the difficulty for him..
For now we will spin longer and faster. We will climb higher and higher. We will make certain that there is dirt and play dough and sand and other such textures to meet the needs that are ever-present. There will be Lego time as needed.
We will push through for him. Because he needs us. Because this is what spring is all about.