Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Little Brother saw this coloring book at the doctor's office and said, "Look Mommy, he's sitting like a W!" Why yes, he certainly is!
As you may know, W-sitting is common among kids with sensory issues. They do it to compensate for low muscle tone. It's not an ideal way to sit, and should be avoided. Big Brother has always sat like a W, and our OT told us the best way for us to correct it is through core-strengthening exercises and lots of reminders. I think I say, "sit like a butterfly" about a million times each day.
Anyway, it got me thinking....Linus has sensory issues! Not only does he sit like a W, but he also carries a blanket and sucks his thumb. Plus, he's smart and has an impressive vocabulary. These are all common traits of sensory kids!
Linus has always been one of my favorite Peanuts characters,
and now I like him even more.