Day 1: Project Grass Desensitization

Objective: Get subjects to accept crawling/walking on grass without screeching or panicking.

Procedure: Took subjects into lawn, with help of assistants (Grandma and Grandpa Haack), sat with them on laps. Allowed/encouraged them to leave laps and attempt grass contact.

Results:

Subject 1 (Saoirse) at one minute into the project was sitting on grass without protest. Five minutes into project she was crawling on grass and giggling. Ten minutes in she was excavating a small dirt patch with her fingers intently. See illustration. Consider first trial a success.


Subject 2 (Rowan) refused to voluntarily touch grass with feet at all. When gently lowered into grass, strong protests were made, necessitating termination of contact. Will attempt repeated trials at later date.

2 comments:

  Harris Boys

May 31, 2008 at 8:29 PM

Gwen this is too funny. My boys are not big fans of the grass either...I guess it seems so strange to them...lol.

  Sara

June 2, 2008 at 10:28 AM

I laughed when I read this!! What is it about the way grass feels to them I wonder??