February 14, 2008
Lovin' Those Little Ones
With this day of love and our love theme for the blog carnival this month, I've been thinking a lot about ways I can love my inner child parts. I've been trying to be much more attentive, assertive about getting our needs met, asking for what I want, focused on comfort and validating. I've been much more open to doing things that little parts especially want, even when I might feel childish or silly if anyone else saw me do some of these things.
Right now, I have some little parts who really want to use the sand tray at my T's office. It's like an indoor sandbox. Fairly large, about the size of the top of an office desk. It's also raised--you don't have to sit on the floor to use it. I haven't checked it out thoroughly, but I can see from a distance that it has many toys strewn about it. I promised my little parts that we would check it out today during my T session. I--adult Marj, me--am scared to death! I have no idea what it's about. I usually enjoy playing with the dollhouse I built and decorated and things like that. I don't know what's up.
Have any of you ever used a sand tray in your therapy? I guess I'll give you all an update when I have one. 'Til then, I'll see you all at THE BLOG CARNIVAL AGAINST CHILD ABUSE tomorrow. We've got some wonderful posts on the love theme, and it's going to be great!
I also used to LOVE going to the children's zoo--the petting zoo--with him.
we have just been on a field trip to the zoo with our therapist and riden a carosel lol to me thats far scarier and more public than a sand box LOL, let them play and move away if you are that nervous leave the area and let them do as they need to and thats play.
hope that helps
hugs to your littles!!!
peace and blessings
btw thanks for stopping by my blog. I am more then happy to host the May edition of the blog carnival (I may need your help as I havne't done it before though)
I'm so glad guys had fun at the zoo. My favorite part is the petting zoo! I just go in there, even if I'm the only adult without a kid--I don't care! I love pettin' those little animals! :)
You're right, Keepers. Even if I didn't have parts...if I could act like an adult when I was a kid, why not act like a kid now? Thanks for the hugs.
Alright, S'onnie! I'll put you down for May. Don't worry I'll be with you every step of the way!
Beauty: I'll let you all know how it went next week. Thanks!