There s so many wonderful resources out there that I take advantage of from organizations and supportive parents when it comes to our Autism Community. There is everything like the magical Santa that played with the child on the floor during his visit to the North Pole, remedies that can help your child get a good nights rest, information on picky eaters or sensory problems, etc.
But, what about a child that will no longer sit for his baths? November 10, 2015 was the last time for him to sit and enjoy his bubble time!
To give you just a little history and I know many of you already know this by the multiples photos taken over the last 3 years but Cody Rivers would run when you mentioned, “Let’s do do Bubbles!” Or ,if we were to go swimming he would be the last one out of the pool! And, last spring when Dallas would not stop raining, we just played in the rain! He is known to want to catch raindrops off the roof top with his hands and mouth. The boy LOVES the water! Or should I say LOVED.
So what happened that mysterious Thursday evening? Did he see his shadow? Did the colorful foam letters look like tiny monsters? Did another wrinkle in his brain develop to make him sense fear of water? Is he just ready to start taking showers? Or is he just pulling our leg to see how long we will hold out?
We have tried different tubs, motivating toys and I even got in the tub with him to try to get him to sit! All of which failed.
Today marks 5 weeks and the mystery continues….We will continue trying but in the mean time we will take our baths standing and making up fun games to get all our limbs clean! These are times I wish I could just ask him.