Since the boys get to have their own rooms we decided to set them up as their individual therapy rooms, that way we could possibly get a little bit of a living room back.
Here's Scott's room:
Also in Scott's room would be his pressure swing.
Next up is Aiden's room:
Aiden has his cuddle swing for when he reads, his cocoon spinning chair and trampoline for when he needs to regulate, his drum on the wall for when he is angry so he can hit something that's a bit productive, a little table for work time and his favorite toy chest from Popo, that train.
I believe we did a pretty good job at getting the boys' room to fit their needs.
Then in the hallway outside their rooms we did this:
This was all done within the first few days of moving in, we figured get the boys' set up for what they need and then we can get our stuff situated.
Oh we also have a little area off from the living room that is suppose to be the formal dining room, but who needs one of those when you have an informal dining room anyways. So we made it into the play area for the boys.
I have to say I absolutely love the fact that we have room and no longer have to feel like we are on top of one another. And the boys, they have been amazing through this transition. I was ready for them to have some pretty severe meltdowns over the first few weeks of all this, but they took it in stride, it was about a week before Aiden had a meltdown, and even then it was not one of his top five most severe ones. Then Scott had one a day later, his was pretty bad, but when he was done he picked himself right up and went back to work with his ABA therapist. I also have to say that the boys' therapists have been incredible throughout this whole thing too. With the uncertainty at first and then the million schedule changes, they have been troopers too. I am so very thankful for them, they are wonderful to us.
So needless to say, things might have been incredibly hectic a month ago, but they are calming down now and it has been a very good thing.