Thursday, June 23, 2011


On Love That Max I was reading a comment from somebody and I'm not trying to be rude; but I didn't appreciate it at all.  (Max who is 8 and has Cerebral Palsy painted a paper plate by himself for the first time using marshmellows that his Occupational Therapist suggested to him).  This person said that marshmellows should only be used to feed people because there are starving children in the world and not for OT activities.  What if you had never painted before (and you really really wanted to)??? Or think of something that you really want to do and you can't do it and all of the sudden there is a way that you CAN do these things...wouldn't you buy anything to be able to make you do it??? want to acheive this goal. 

 This makes me angry because I have an OT that is very creative and I get very upset when I can't do things.  If that is the only feasible way that I could do something; it would make me happy, really happy!!! In my opinion, whatever works, works!!


Kara Melissa said...

Wow! I agree with you, what an ignorant comment. I can't believe someone would make a judgment about using marshmallows for an OT activity. I'm going to try it with my son, he can use a few and my husband can eat the rest, I don't even like marshmallows. We are new to Canada so I'm excited I found your blog.

Seth's mum said...

Actually it sounds like a fab idea. I agree we shouldn't be wasting food 'n all that but I've never thought of giving my son a marshmallow to squish in his hands and how someone can tread on Ellen's obvious pride at Max's achievement does seem pretty petty.