How do you measure progress in your house?
I think we would have to measure it in decibels. If Ashlea dislikes something, she lets you know about it. Loudly. Similarly, if she really likes something she'll let you know about that too. Our progress scale would look something like this:
HATES IT --------------->>>TOLERATES IT--------------->>>LOVES IT
Screams blue murder Quiet Curiosity Squeals of Delight
One activity that has moved from the 'stop torturing me' end of the screaming spectrum to the 'let me at it' end is the shower. She used to HATE the shower and would scream hysterically just at the sound of it. We have been desensitizing her to it though, as it is starting to get too hard to lift her in and out of the bath. We haven't actually been very persistent in the desensitizing, but for some reason she has just started to love the shower.
She still screams when she hears the shower running - but now it is because she wants IN and she wants it NOW. That is what I call PROGRESS!
I am guessing though that crawling around on the shower floor is not something that is going to work in the long term, so now we are about to start hunting for a good shower chair. I've already been given a couple of suggestions, but would love to hear what works for all of you.
So...how do you manage showering / bathing? Did you have to modify your whole bathroom (we really can't afford that)? What sort of shower chair do you use?