It is important to present your sensory kid with challanges. To expose them to real world experiences so that they may learn to self regulate. That said, the mall on a saturday night isn't the best idea. Or is it? I mean, he simply played out all the things I would do had I never learned social graces (questionable, I know). Run like a bat out of hell through Victoria's Secret? Done. Attempt to steal wildly inappropriate panties from Victoria (which is it's own post, I swear. Barf.)? Done. Scale carousel gate like a crazed monkey while screaming "HORSEY!!!!". Done. Decide after the ride begins that it is in fact BS and you want off? Done. Attempt to carjack the floor model hybrid car for some sweepstakes? Check. Handprint up that car in a fit of pure fury when he learns he can not break into it? Check! But the mall offers some great opportunities for the two year old demographic too. Balloon walls and giant cars to ride are among them. Did you know that you never have to have quarters for those car rides when your kid doesn't know yet that they come alive? He is happy just to play on them. And I am happy to have not spent a dollar a pop on making them move. WIN! I wonder when that will no longer fly? Anyhoo, the moral of the story, be ready for lots of fun with a bit of sweat inducing panic when taking your littles to the mall on a saturday night. And bring a blanket, because they will fight to the death over getting their coat on to leave. And be aware, the child may make it seem to all those shopping the mall that they are in fact being kidnapped by the dude that just said, "eff it" and wrapped the kid up in a blanket and walked out the door. But you can do it. Take your kids to the mall. It's fun!
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