T'was the Meltdown Before Christmas
Sensory meltdowns go hand in hand with the busy holiday season. Here is the inspiring tale of a Christmas crisis averted by a weighted Fluffy cat.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when through our abode
The sound of a meltdown began to explode.
We all were exhausted and consumed with dread
That the children would never sleep quietly in bed.
Mamma with a headache and me feeling fear
That our holiday memories would be gloomy this year.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a cute turquoise cat, with magic words to hear:
“My name is FluffyWeight, this is why I came”
He listed our problems, he called them by name;
“Anxiety, poor sleep, sensory overload
That’s when we go into meltdown mode.
Here’s what to do - the idea is clear
A Calmdown Corner is what you need here.
Fill it with fidgets and a really cozy chair
Maybe even try a hammock swing in the air;
Add in soft blankets and warm low light
And a weighted Fluffy to top it off right.
A small little corner, it needn’t be huge
A nice little spot, to stop feeling Scrooged.
This year, give your kids the gift of soothed senses
I promise it will help them put down their defenses.”
Then he sprang to the kids’ bed and curled up with them tight
Calming them down to sleep for the night.
The relief that we felt, there was no more fright.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.