This weekend, my Potato was invited to a birthday party at Pump It Up and he just couldn’t get with it. I pretty sure he had was is called a sensory overload. I tried to get him to play but he just wanted me to sit there next to him and watch the other kids play. I kinda of felt bad watching him be unable to enjoy this venue. I tried to engage him with the small balls they had in a basket but he simply put them back and sat back down as if he was looking for a safe area.
As we moved into another room, he sat down on another bench. I finally got him engaged with the floor game:
This was pretty much all he would do. I felt so bad for him but then I thought to myself, he found a way to enjoy himself even if it was away from all the other kids.
I was bothered because I never seen him like that. He just wanted me there next to him. When it was time to leave, he didnt even fight to leave. I believe if he could’ve said ‘Mommy, let’s go he would’ve.”
But I will take this a learning lesson for us both. I will continue to take him places and let him experience different things. I don’t know if we will go back to this place, unless he can handle it.