A few weeks ago, to my amazement Chloe started slowly putting up toys in her room. Baby steps….and then one day she cleaned up the right half of her room! I was so proud of her.
I try to talk to her often about how she can put the toys in her toybox and that they are still hers. I see that she gets anxious and so I don’t push to hard. This particular day it was like it clicked and she started placing toys in the toy box. Now half of her room is picked up and I was able to clean and vacuum. She still has toys out she doesn’t play with, but again baby steps.
I love looking in her room and see that she is sitting on the floor playing. She wasn’t able to do that before. I just hope I can get her to a point of letting some things go. The toy box is literally full of toys she doesn’t play with. I think of how much better she would play if I could get rid of everything, except her favorites. I am happy about the progress we have made.
Christmas is approaching and I almost dread adding more stuff to her room. All she has asked for is a music box from her Nana. She typically doesn’t ask for much. I may have other family members give her gift cards for outings. That will be super fun for her to use.
I will update you if we make anymore progress in her room. I consider what she has done so far a huge victory.