Clayton toured the Historic Arkansas Museum with our homeschooling group last week and I was so proud of him! HUGE THANKS to my mom for keeping Jackson, which I think helped a lot in letting Clayton remain focused on what was happening.
I wasn't sure if he would even pay attention to the guides, because he has a horrible time with distractions. But he only asked about Daddy and the truck one time and that was after I asked him to write on the chalkboard (and we all know he isn't a fan of writing!). During the first session, the guide passed around several items used to bathe and dress in the 1800s and she handed most of them off to Clayton. He looked at her funny at first, but took all the items, including soap and a toothbrush and a woolly coat. BIG deal for a kid with major sensory issues!
I can't help but say I enjoyed myself as well. The boy behind Clayton (hidden for privacy) always volunteers to push Clayton for me, so I was able to sit back and just let Clayton be a part of the group! I love those moments when I feel comfortable enough with the people we're with that I'm able to let go and watch him find his place in the world.