At first, Trenton would not get in at all. He had to have some type of "security" with him, so he had a death grip on one of his favorite books. He eventually, got to where he would stand in the pool with his socks and shoes on. ( He will NOT go without any type of clothing on his body. He ALWAYS has to have socks, shoes, pants or shorts, and a t shirt. He will never go with just shorts on. This is part of his tactile sensory problem.) Finally, he sat in the pool only for like 30 seconds.
It was very sad to watch him today. He use to love the water, the pool, and water sprinklers in the summertime. When his autism took over full force, it even took away his ability to have fun with some of the things that he use to. That hurts! Remembering what your child was like before hurts more than words can explain.
Andrew on the other hand, seemed to like the water! Nothing like an ice cream cone while in the pool!
Look at Andrew's tummy. He sure doesn't miss many meals!