I will do anything to help out Willow… including buying licorice.
That’s right folks! Willow’s speech therapist actually told me to buy licorice this week. Apparently… Twizzlers are not only tasty… they help improve oral motor skills! Crazy eh?
Before every meal… Willow gets to gnaw on a piece of frozen licorice. I’m told that it encourages tongue movement and chewing while also improving jaw strength. I say it encourages mommy’s sweet tooth and whining.
I try to explain to my other kiddos that this is all in the name of therapy… but they don’t seem to care.
Anyhow… Willow just started speech/feeding therapy this week to help her better eat solids (other than pureed baby food). She’ll be doing it twice a week. So for those keeping count… that brings the total up to 6 various therapies a week. Physical Therapy x2… Speech Therapy x2… Occupational Therapy x1… and Early Intervention x1. This… my friends… is why we don’t hang out anymore. It’s not you… it’s me. I just ain’t got the time. But hey! I’ve got licorice!!!