Meagan had her hearing test and county school evaluations this week. She did fine at her hearing test - she was a little nervous to go in to the booth without me, but once I took her in there and got her settled with the audiologist and some toys, I was able to sneak out and Megs did just fine on her own. She responded to everything she was asked to do and the audiologist said she passed well enough to have no restrictions at school. The audiologist said they would retest Meagan's right ear before Kindergarten because it was getting more negative feedback than normal and they want to make sure that doesn't get worse.
A few mornings later, I had sent the older 3 girls off to school and it was just Maura, Meagan and me at home getting things done and making sure Maura was ready for school too. I sat Meagan on my bed while I folded some nearby laundry and Maura hopped right up with her. As you know, Meagan has a lot of sensory issues - a big one being her head. She hates hats, headbands, and even her hair being brushed. She absolutely screams if I ever have to put it in a ponytail or even try to put a sun hat on her. So it amazed me when I saw Meagan allow Maura to mess with her head a little bit. What was even more amazing, was when Meagan started to become irritated with it, Maura just adapted. In the video you can hear her saying, "Meagan, I'm not brushing your hair! I'm just rubbing your head!" It thought it was the most clever thing. There she was, a 4 year old, trying to word something differently so Meagan would let her keep doing something that she really has a hard time tolerating. I watched for a bit and then started to record it. I just love the care that Maura has for her baby sister.