Monday, January 29, 2007

Thrill-seeker

You know how you can tell if a kid displays sensory-seeking behavior? Maybe he can spin around and around and around without feeling dizzy. (Me, I get woozy after about two times around.) He actually asks to be tickled. (My mom thinks tickling is tantamount to torture, but her grandson loves it.) He might like to have a parent lie on top of his outstretched body, as if the parent is trying to crush him. (Mr. Tangerine thinks I'm too heavy to lie on top of him for any amount of time, but his kid thinks it's the bee's knees.) And this evening, said kid was lying in a shallow bath, demanding that cup after cup of ice-cold water be poured on him. (Torture! I know! And yet, he shrieks, then smiles and asks for more icy splashing.)

You think this kid will grow up and get hooked on bungee jumping, wrestling, extreme skiing, and manned crash tests?

9 comments:

Mona Buonanotte said...

Oh yeah.

Winter X Games, here he comes!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds familiar!
-PK, too lazy to sign in

Anonymous said...

I think you might be right. The cold water thing is too much!

Amy

Deb2You2 said...

Yeah, I've said the same thing about my son since he was an infant and he is only 18 months now. I don't know what wild and dangerous sport he will pick, but likely one of them. Best of luck with it. Before he could walk Max climb to the top of very tall ladder just brought in the house to change the battery in a fire alarm, etc. and so on. Must watch that kid like a hawk. May he live long enough without severely injuring himself to be an x-games participant (and without giving me a heart attack and too many grey hairs).

Deb (who was one of the many who found your site a week or two ago vie Tertia)

Larki said...

Yup.

Epiphany Alone said...

I was reading a book last night that referenced Tickle Torture to my 4-year-old, who demanded it, and then I tickled her until she said stop. Not much of a torture, is it? ;)

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JT said...

Yes, yes and yes. Danny is absolutely a sensory craving child. He adores being tickled, having his back scratched, etc. He also is one of those kids who crawls into your lap at the first opportunity.

So far his most dangerous sport isn't too bad. He likes to take a pillow, run down the hall, and drop onto it as if it were a surfboard. I'm a little nervous that we'll be stitching up his chin at some point if I can't break him of the habit....

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