A Sensory Friendly Movie, a New Story, and a Classic Game Adapted RPM Style

It was Spring Break here this past week, so Ryan, Grace, Freckles, and I hung out and tried to relax and have fun for the week.  Randy was out of town for work, so it was just us.  The weather was nice, so we hit the park a few times, trained for our upcoming 5K, and read a lot.

We went to see A Wrinkle in Time at the Studio Movie Grill Sensory Screening this weekend.  This is an event that they do monthly on a Saturday for children with special needs and their families.  The child and siblings are free and adults pay just the matinee rate.

 

 

 

We took Granny with us.  We have done these showings in the past (check out this post where we went to a sensory showing and it was difficult for Ryan to sit) and we have done regular showings of movies.  I told Ryan that he has been doing a great job sitting at so many different events in the past few months that I thought that he could sit the whole movie (even though in this type of showing, the kids are allowed to get up and move around.)  I am so happy to report that Ryan sat the entire movie!  He did not get up at all and we didn’t even have to do a bathroom break during the movie!  I can’t tell you how amazing this was!  I was able to watch the entire movie without distraction and Ryan did too!

Later that evening, we sat down in the classroom to talk about the movie experience.

CARING TO THANK YOU FOR ASKING ME.  I LOVED THE MOVIE.  DEARLY PROUD OF MYSELF.  I SAT SO WELL.  I CAN’T BELIEVE IT MOM.

“What did you think of the movie vs. the book (we listened to the book on Audible on the way down and back to see Soma at Halo last year.)?”

HAPPY TO THINK IT IS A MEANINGFUL MOVIE.  I LIKED THE SPIN OF IT TAKING PLACE IN MODERN TIME.  BECAUSE TOO LOVING IT, CAN WE READ THE BOOK?

“You mean like actually get the book and read it at home?  We can get it from the library this week if you want.”

CAN BUY IT MOM.  ALWAYS LOVE TO BUY THE BOOKS I LOVE INSTEAD OF GETTING BOUND TO BE A LIBRARY BOOK.

“Okay.  I would like to finish the current book that we are reading and then we can start it.”

LIKE TOTALLY CAN GET IT TODAY IF YOU ARE CARING TO TAKE ME.  LIKE TO GET IT TONIGHT. PLEASE MOM?

So of course, Ryan and I went to Target (I went for the second time that day because I had taken Grace for a Mom Spring Break Date earlier that day) and we got the book.  How could I say no when he and I waited for years for things like this?

Here are some thoughts from Grace on the movie (she wanted to contribute and Ryan very happily agreed to publish her contribution):

I think that it is interesting that they merged the black thing and the “it” together.  I also think that it is interesting that they changed the city scene into a beach scene.”

Here are the rest of Ryan’s comments about the movie:

CAN REALLY SAY OF EACH MOVIE I HAVE SEEN IN THE THEATER, IT IS MY FAVORITE.  I LOVED THE SPECIAL EFFECTS. BEARING IN MIND, CALLING IT, “THE WITCHES” SEEMED OLD IN THE BOOK BUT TOTALLY HAPPY TO SEE THEM IN THE MOVIE AS YOUNGER.  I AM TOO LOVING BECAUSE THE MOVIE HAD A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE LIKE THE BOOK.  LOVE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER.

*****

Here is another original story by Ryan that he wrote over a few days with Adriana.

HORSES GO HAUNTING

THERE ONCE LIVED THE TOUGHEST, SCARIEST, MEANEST MONSTER THERE EVER WAS. HE HAUNTED THE OCEANS OF TEXAS.  ESPECIALLY THE OCEAN OF CORPUS, ENTERING THE HORSE STABLES EVERY NIGHT.  IT SCARED THE TOMORROW OUT OF THE HORSES.

THE HORSES JOINED IN ON THE MONSTER’S HAUNTING.  HORSES SCARED THEIR OWNERS.  HORSES ONLY TRIED TO MAKE THEIR OWNERS HOWL WITH LAUGHTER.  HORSING AROUND ON THEIR OWNERS GOT THEM IN TROUBLE.

IN THE TEXAS HEAT, THE TEMPERATURE GOT TO ONE HUNDRED DEGREES.  IT MADE THE HORSES TIRED.  THE HORSES MELTED, CAUSING THE TOWN TO HASTILY COVER IT UP.  HORSES DID NOT GET HELP IN TIME.  THE TOWN HAD TO SUFFER SINCE THEY TREATED THE HORSES TERRIBLY, CAUSING THE TOWN TO BE HAUNTED.

IT TOOK THE OWNERS TREATING THE HORSES TERRIBLY TO REALIZE THE OWNERS NEEDED TO TREAT THE HORSES BETTER.

THE END

*****

Also over Spring Break, Adriana taught Ryan and Grace to play Battleship on paper, using RPM principles.  I have uploaded 2 short clips to our YouTube channel so you can see how she adapts it for Ryan.

 

They had a great time doing it and now I am equipped to help them play together, thanks to Adriana!


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