Cassius and Portia go to the Museum:
an Adventure in Time
(This first post is just the pictures from the gorgeous museum. In Part 2, you will see the video that will, for lack of better word, make your heart soar with happiness.).
Last week, after weeks of hinting, Cassius was interested — finally — in going to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Many of you know that Cassius is very logically-minded, and his fine-motor skills are not super great, so he’s never enjoyed any sort of art, ever.
So naturally, I jumped at the chance to take him to a place that was artsy.
What was to happen was soon to blow my mind — and heart — away.
Many kids with autism or sensory processing disorder occasionally struggle with knowing where in space their arms and legs are. Consequently, they often appear clumsy, disorganized, and can have an awkward gait.
After a year of being violently bullied, Cassius rarely lets down his “guard” to be silly outside of our house. He’s constantly afraid of what other children will think (this resulted in me making his peanut butter & jelly sandwich wrong 12 times this morning!*).
The Museum has an interactive room dedicated to children, and here Cassius really came alive.
And, last but not least, the highlight of our trip. But to see this, you’ll have to click here.
Sidenote: For your clarification, “*” denotes the use of sarcasm everywhere in this blog.