Monday, January 31, 2011

Snapshot Summary: A "Sensational" Day for S

Every day has it's UPS and DOWNS for S as his mind and body deals with Sensory Processing Disorder.  The fun, happy times and the meltdown, anxious times effect all of us. I've been pondering a way to show what his SPD means for him and us for a while. And I think I  found a GREAT idea at A Pilgrim's Progress blog called Snapshot Summary! The idea is to take 1-2 photographs each day to summarize a homeschooling week, but I "tweaked" it to fit my need for blogging about S's SPD. I took a series of photos throughout ONE day to share A "Sensational" Day for S
Pre-Breakfast Rolling in a Shiny Sleeping Bad 
Playing Trains and Eating Fruit Loops   
Not Enjoying Math
Refusing to do Math
Building Solar-Powered Airplanes with C
Watching J Play HIS DSi
Good Thing it Wasn't METAL
Not Liking the Rice in his Chicken n' Rice Soup

Doing Chores
Not Liking Shampooing his Hair
Pre-Bedtime Vestibular/Proprioceptive Input - Scooter Board
Pre-Bedtime Reading with C
OK. Well, the last photo was staged. I'll admit it. LOL He wasn't really asleep in his Army Surplus sleeping bag, but the heaviness and wrapping of the bag seems to calm him down at night quicker...eventually. Truthfully? It takes him HOURS to fall asleep and even then he sometimes - most nights! - ends up with A and I. He feels more comfortable wedged in between 2 people, but we're working on it!


  1. Great look at the day! My oldest son had sensory "issues" when he was about 3 & 4 years old. After 2-1/2 years of OT therapy he has been able to overcome most. It's been quite a few years now but your photos reminded me of some of his therapies.

  2. Very sweet photos! I love the "refusing to do math" picture!

  3. Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi this morning on my blog. I son would love to see some Lego creations from your kids! I am thinking on doing a monthly or weekly link up on Legos since there are so many kids out there who use them and use them for HS! Peace to your day....Love that icicle picture!


  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the pictures:) not often people post when their kids don't like something. It takes ages for my oldest to fall asleep too.

  5. I would love to have you come post one of your favorite snow day activities to CCK's Abominable Blizzard Activities linky. :)

  6. Yay for Army Surplus! I have to buy my girls sleeping bags before our summer camping gears up, but I was dreading walking into a store and having to find something without Dora/Barbie/Bratz whatever on it. Now I know where to go!


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