Thursday, February 14, 2008
This is the inside of Jeremy's Valentine. I thought it would be cute to put Evan's hand prints in--sort of like his "signature." Evan was not such a fan of the idea.
This is a great example of how tactile defensiveness can have a huge impact on a simple activity...something as seemingly innocuous as making a hand or foot print with paint. Something I imagine a typical kid this age would have fun doing.
I had red poster paint in a bottle, with a sponge applicator tip. As I dabbed paint on one of his hands, Evan yelled like crazy. He obviously hated the feel of paint on his hand. So I very quickly pushed his hand onto the card, but he yelled even more because he doesn't like having his hands touched or held. Not a great print, but it was pretty much a one-time shot. Then I had to wash the paint off with a washcloth...he hated this, too. I didn't even try his other hand. It wasn't worth it.