Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In Which Connor And I Take A Field Trip

This morning Connor and I headed up to the Pacific Science Center.

I've been trying to come up with a lot of field trips that we can take during the summer to give him the sensory stimulation of people, noise etc that he would be getting at school but I can't offer him in our extremely quiet house.  So I thought the Pacific Science Center would be a good place to find some of that-- and on a weekday with fewer people there it wouldn't be too overwhelming.

He had a great time!

His favorite exhibits were probably "Tropical Butterfly House" and "Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time"  (because those two have so much in common).  He was rather underwhelmed by the "Body Works" and "Science Playground," and also with the animal exhibits (with the notable exception of the naked mole rat exhibit, which he flipped out over as Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed is one of his favorite books of all time).  And he downright disliked the "Circus: Science Under The Big Top" and the "Puget Sound Model and Saltwater Tide Pool" exhibits; especially when I forced him to play dress up and made him stick his hands in the water activity table.  Horrors.

But overall I think he had a pretty good time, and the outing certainly served its purpose; to expose him to new things without completely overwhelming him to the point of meltdown.  Or at least, to delay the meltdown until bedtime, which is what happened.

Of course the meltdown might also partially have been due to Connor's medication change; the neurologist upped Connor's Trileptal again in response to the seizure (with paralysis for extra drama!) the little guy had on Father's Day.  Connor tends to get a little crabby whenever we change his med levels.  At any rate, we had a pretty good time, and I'm already cooking up plans for a fun outing tomorrow.

I'm sure we'll have a blast!


1 comment:

MamaHam said...

Good for you! Looks like ya'll had a great time and he is just precious!

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