She also resumed her therapy today. I dropped her off and was back home a mile away to rest my throbbing head. When I went back to get her, these two women came in with Bentley, the St. Bernard therapy dog. He was pretty and GIGANTIC. Seeing as Lillian is terrified of just about every critter that is bigger than our little dog, I quickly let the staff know that she would totally wig out if they took the dog anywhere near her. A while back a had a discussion with another SN mother and she had asked me if Lillian had any fears. At the time, I couldn't think of any, but I'd have to say she is pretty terrified of animals. I thought this was something she would outgrow, but it doesn't seem to be the case. Which honestly, I'm not too concerned about. I mean, really, with all that she has going on...fear of animals is not on my top ten concerns list. So, they take this bohemeth of a dog back and this lady sitting across from me begins to question me about Lillian's fear of the dog. She went on, in great detail, of sharing with me how I could make Lillian overcome this fear. I should find someone with a puppy and set a time and place and subject Lillian to the animal on a regular basis . That way she could see the dog grow progressively. Hello.
PS- if you read "Perspective" you'll understand this. I bought some chux. No more meltdowns over wet beds. :) Girl's gotta do what a girls' gotta do not to have unreasonable breakdowns!