We went to the beach yesterday and the boys really struggled, sensory-wise. Jack squirmed and cried "I NO YIKE the water!" and wouldn't even stand in it. (If he had his way, I would have carried him around the entire time we were there) Summy was hesitant as well, and spent a lot of the time laying in the beach tent with Nana and playing with a truck. They both seemed to enjoy me digging a big hole in the sand for them while they jumped in and out of it. Jack also helped me dig a little with his hands.
I am worried, I won't lie. While we've done a great job with the listening therapy, we've not been as good about the brushing while here. Did that make the difference? Have they not had their sensory needs filled as well here, and outside of our therapy sessions? The nagging fear of the regression and the sadness have come back a little. I just stood and watched the other children there on our last visit and saw how happy they were; swimming, digging, body-boarding. I felt so sad to see the boys struggling so much.
We decided to take a day off from the beach and see if it helps a little. I'm hoping tomorrow goes better. The joy of seeing them so happy in the ocean and how much they enjoyed the water and beach in general was so amazing . I hope we can capture it again.