Today we took the girls to the indoor playground. There are many pros and cons to this outing. On one hand, there was a snow storm and it would allow the girls to get some exercise and have some fun but on the other hand, the indoor playground is an overwhelming sensory experience for anyone. If you've been, you know there are huge play structures, loud music, flashing lights and many, many children running around. The combination makes me cranky so I can only imagine how hard it is for Kate to process. Alex and I have made the decision to try things like this without hesitation so that Grace can take part in the things many other children enjoy. It takes a little more planning because we do need to prepare an exit strategy for Kate, should she need to leave. Today, we did not need it. Thanks to the best big sister in the world, Grace and Kate had a wonderful time and we couldn't be more proud of our girls.
Me: "Grace, go play in the big kids play structure because Kate will be fine."
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)