September 25, 2012

This kid rocks!

Had school pictures yesterday and when I asked him what he wanted to wear, he surprised me by saying that he wanted to wear a TIE! So, after some scrambling(not that we lacked in the number of ties that his dad owns, it was the scramble of getting to one HE liked), we found one that coordinated with his shirt...and so before he left, he so graciously let mom take his pics...

Let's just hope he's this cooperative this weekend when he is doing a "professional" photoshoot with photographer (and father of a child with SPD)  Brian Mengini as part of his 31 in 31 Raising Awareness for Sensational Faces campaign... 1 in 20 kids are diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and October is National Sensory Awareness Month! As a mom who desperately wants the best for both of her kids, this seemed like a great way for family & friends to gain some understanding as to my Thing 2's quirks & what he is going through...maybe it'll help them gain more patience, have some empathy for what we do on a daily (instead of thinking I go all around all day long doing absolutely nothing)  and try to help him instead of just sweeping it under the rug.

To help celebrate National Sensory Awareness Month,  Facesofspd.com  will be posting a new face & story every day for the entire month of October.  They are doing this in conjunction with a fundraiser they are launching to help fund the rest of this project and 2013 exhibit. Aside from the travel to finish the shooting for the project, they will be creating a large exhibit for 2013 which will include ALL 100 FACES that they photograph!!!
To raise funds, they are asking people to sponsor a “Face.”  The cost to sponsor a face is only $35.  Not much at all...............................
 I am asking that you guys PLEASE sponsor my Thing 2 as the Maryland "Face"since Brian is traveling here this weekend, free of charge to photograph him as part of his 31 Faces! and for the web project....if you are interested, send me a PM and I'll give you all the information so that the $ goes directly to Brian and I do believe it is tax deductible (I'll check on that.)  If we get more than  $35, we will put that $ to sponsor another face...
To read more about SPD, here's some great resources!

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