My little corner of the Fly DIY party includes making all the graphical art for the party. As you know (or maybe not?) I have an Etsy shop where I sell party decor & invitations, learning toys & wall art. So Shannon & I decided that I could do the graphics for the party.
I've been busily working away on the signage for the project stations. I'm really excited with how things are turning out. Bright, bold and straightforward, but fun & perky at the same time!
So for the summertime, we buy Jack sandals to wear at daycare and at home. You know the kind, they kinda look like Keens, but I'm too damn cheap to buy those so I get some Osh Kosh ones, usually at BJs, or knockoffs at Payless.
But the downside to an active kid in a sweaty hot summer in sandals? STINK. Lots of STINK. I'm talking stinky cheesy feet stink. He may be cute, but his feet be stankin.
The other day I went to the store and got those little deodorizer sneaker ball things. I showed them to Jack and he watched me put them in his sandals.
So this is how the conversation went last night:
Jack: Mommy, where my stinky balls?
Me: ::snorts laughing:: Your stinky balls? What are you talking about? Runs upstairs to show me the stinky balls.
Jack: Mommy, can you harrump my arm? (that noise you make when you pretend to bite something or take a chomp out of it)
Me: Sure buddy :haarump:
Jack: Mommy, can you harump my stinky balls?
Me: ::dying laughing:: You want me to harump your stinky balls?
Jack: Yes Mommy! Stinky balls! Harump my stiiiinnnnkkkyyyy balllllllllss!!!
My kid wants me to hump his stinky balls. Please don't call DCF on me.
I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but my sister Kellie recently graduated from grad school with her degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. She is currently starting up her own private practice in Central Connecticut, and is also working in local schools and recreation departments. She loves working with school age kids and young adolescents.
Kellie is currently enrolled in a Special Education course as a post-grad training. For one of her projects she had to pick a "disability" and learn more about it, and teach the class. I say "disability" in quotes, because its all relative, know what I mean?
I was honored when Kellie said she was going to do her project on SPD. She took it as an opportunity to teach others about SPD, since so many people have never heard of it.
Yesterday she sent me the PowerPoint from her project. I read through it with all smiles. She did such an amazing job. It's clear, concise and to the point. Anyone could read this PowerPoint and get a basic understanding of SPD. It made me feel vindicated. Made me feel like now maybe others will see how amazing my son is and that SPD is NOT Autism (which it is frequently confused with).
Here is her presentation, hope you enjoy and learn a little bit about SPD!