Thursday, February 14, 2008

Velentine's Day

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.

1 comment:

Eva Nichole said...

Yup its so funny how much they hate stuff like that. Eva even hates the feeling of those jel window cling things. She use to touch them but now she crys. Her therapiest even tried playdough this week and she wanted nothing to do with it.
Good luck with everything,
Crystal and Eva