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Unread 11-09-2007, 03:24 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by GWTW Junkie View Post
Yeah, the physicalness gets to me after a while. I'm like, don't touch me! Just get off me! Luckily my husband likes to rough house with them, though.

They can really hurt you sometimes.... I have to brace my whole body when my DD comes running to give me a hug, or I'll land on my backside. and she has almost choked me more than once, actually bruising my windpipe one time. It hurt to swallow for a day or two afterwards.

I try to remember that they don't mean it, and just be grateful that they are at least affectionate. It would be so hard to have a kid who never returned any of your affection.
Exactly, Elisabeth! I have to remember this. I'm just not normally a touchy feely person so it drives me nuts to have him hanging on me all day. I try to make sure to give him big strong hugs, compressing his shoulder joints.

We also play the "burrito game" where we wrap him up in a blanket on the floor. We name all the ingredients we're putting on the burrito when we press and squish him, "Here's the cheese...(squish) and the beans (squish, squish)....He loves it. I think that may come from the Out of Sync Child Has Fun book.

Does anyone use the brushing technique? DS's OT gave us a few brushes a few years back but we're not consistent with it. When DS comes across one of the brushes occasionally he'll ask to be brushed.
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