Through my daughter’s eyes
Hello, everyone. This is the continuation of the Weekly Photo Challenge “Arranged.”
As you saw in Part 1, my daughter puts together colorful combinations of objects. Here are a few more arrangements that will bring you once again into my daughter’s world.
I am an M&M fiend! Every so often my husband surprises me with treats. (A wise man, indeed!) When I was done with these I gave the empty containers to Mija.
This little monkey lives on our couch. If he ever moves from his specific cushion she makes sure he is placed right back where he belongs. If anyone chooses to sit there, the little monkey can’t be too far away.
Recently Mija has begun covering him with a quilt. For some reason she doesn’t want to see him right now. The funny thing is, if we took him away from the couch she would go look for him and bring him back!
Here is our table setting filled with circular shapes and several matching combinations. There are two red flowers, two round candles, round white objects, red objects, and, red and green objects.
Of particular note is this candle. It used to be a deep red. It’s been sitting on the table near the window for several years, so it’s faded. It’s a Christmas decoration that I received as a gift. Even if it’s 10degrees outside the Christmas candle will be on the table because Mija loves it.
In my post called Teachers, I featured Ms. K. She was Mija’s middle school teacher. As much as we love our daughter’s creativity here at home we realize there are times when her drive to arrange needs to be managed. Ms. K and I were commenting to each other how the classroom had to be Mija-proofed.
For example, if certain papers or objects in the classroom were left out and later put away, she would be driven to look for them so she could put them back where she first saw them. As you might imagine there are times when this is not appropriate. Desks and cabinets eventually had to be locked. There were a few times when she put items away and they were not found for weeks! While we chuckled about it, we also knew that my daughter could become obsessed and upset because the world is not in the order that she feels is correct. Eventually she came to accept that certain items were not to be arranged…at least not by her.
Thank-you for visiting my daughter’s space.
I found it interesting that the topic “Arranged” occurred during Autism Awareness Day.
I hope in some small way I’ve helped you become aware of a world that most people are not allowed to enter.