We have also been going down for naps. Both of us! When he doesn't get a nap he crashes way late in the afternoon and then won't sleep well at night. But before noon he can still get his sleeping in and still be able to go to bed at night. We have also had a little bit later bed time for Tyler.
He has been up around 5 almost every morning. This morning I laid in my bed with him at 5 and he stayed asleep another 2 hours. To bad Dallas didn't!
As we have been gearing up for this weekend and figuring out how and what we are doing, we have realized that we are not sure how this firework thing is going to work.
Ty is almost 5 but has never been to a firework show... EVER. The last 3 we were in Arizona. So this would be the first year it has been under 110 degrees to go out and watch them. Not only that but Ty has sensory issues with noise. We have no toys in our house that talk or make noise. He gets upset. Like way upset. So we have always been a little cautious about taking him to the fireworks or bringing any home.
The other big one is he can't see. According to his vision doc, the vision acuity he has would make it so that he can't really see the fireworks. Of course we would HOPE that he can see them but we aren't sure.
So what do we have? We have LOUD noises that he can't see where they are coming from. We feel like it would be a sensory meltdown in the making. We are going to try, however, to have him participate in fireworks this year.
This year we live by Thanksgiving Point. They do large fireworks in Electric park. That is the closest part of the park BY our house. We have a great view of the fireworks and will be able to see them and they are far enough away that he won't be scared of the loud noises and music that usually accompanies firework shows. We have some fireworks to do here that we can show him so that he can see them. We have invited Dallas family( parents and sisters) and any of mine that want to come to come and celebrate with us.
We are really excited to have them come. Ty has so much fun with his cousins and we hope that it will make for a little bit less of a sensory overload for him. If things are to much for him he can watch a movie in our house while we still get to enjoy everything that kids should get to enjoy.
We appreciate the willingness of our families to understand his issues and be willing to change plans to help accommodate his issues. We are hoping if he is OK with them this year that we can go back to the "old" way.
What do other parents do to help your kiddos get through a VERY sensory rich holiday?