Yesterday and today, J-man wore what we call “big boy shoes.” That means shoes with a sole that is NOT simply a piece of leather. Yes, shoes with rubber soles. Shoes that are made for running around outside. Shoes like big boys wear!
The first time, the OT put them on him. I understand it involved essentially sitting with him on the floor, and holding one of his legs down with her leg, while shoving the other foot into a shoe. (I’m imagining some sort of professional wrestling pretzel-type move.) I understand it wasn’t a pleasant experience, and I expected that to be the case when we tried it later. However, the Wonder Pets (best show ever) was on, and it was pretty darn simple. Today, on the other hand, the first time I tried it I ended up throwing one of the shoes across the rug in frustration! Then, something like 10 minutes later, I tried it again, and Voila! Easy peasy. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? (Only the Shadow knows…)
Also, the J-man slept for 13 straight hours last night. I think that has happened once before in his entire life, and I think he was recovering from an illness then. Since he hadn’t napped in forever, I guess last night was a catch-up night. I was totally for it.
Tomorrow we have Speech Therapy, and we have the appointment at the audiologist. The appointment is right when we normally put the J-man down for his nap. Good times. Good times.