(Guest post by Susan Moran –Learn more about Susan by visiting our Contributors Page)
There are many things to accept in this world. We must accept different people, different cultures, different religions, different points of view, different methods of accomplishing tasks, different schedules, expectations, rules, directions, likes and dislikes and the list goes on and on and on.
In our house, one darling really needs help with accepting different expectations and different methods of accomplishing tasks. She likes sameness—it is comforting to know how and when things will be done. However, as stated above, this is NOT how life really works. So, I am challenged daily to help her embrace and enjoy flexibility. To this end, I made up a song/chant with her in the car the other day.
I wrote a song to help IM deal with adjusting her evening schedule to include sitter time. She loves her sitter but still struggles with differences in routines and how things are done. All things should be done Momma’s way, don’t you know?! So, here it is.
Izzy’s way, Izzy’s way
I like to do it Izzy’s way
Sometimes it’s dif-fer-ent,
But that’s O. K.,
I LIKE to do it Izzy’s way.
We also talk about how this song can help at school, at PT, at doctor’s appts, where ever things are different—we can sing this song and make it a good day. It helped that night and another night too.
I bet you know some one who could use flexibility training too.