Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Some of you know that our Kendal is labeled by the early intervention folks as "an oral sensory seeker." This morning after she got the best of 3 scrambled eggs, I gave her a nickel sized piece of ice, just to see what she would do with it. She put it in her mouth, spit it right back out, did the sign for "HOT" and stuck it back in her mouth and smiled. Then she proceeded to chomp it right up. Like 4 chomps and it was gone! So I gave her another and another and she was making such quick work of those ice cubes, now full sized, I just had to laugh at her. She loved it. So, they say that adults that chew ice are oral sensory seekers, but have evolved from toddler-piranha stage of chewing on EVERYTHING to adult-ice chompers and sunflower seed chewers. Now you all know! Go label all the adults that drive you absolutely crazy by chomping ice in your ears as ORAL SENSORY SEEKERS!
This picture is so cute. While we were down to Capitol Reef over the weekend, we found a tree that had littered a bunch of leaves on the ground. Kendal promptly laid down and smiled. I made her do that exact thing for some fall pictures I took of her a month ago.