Hello my lovely bloggy friends,
Have you EVER been to a 4D film???
If you have you will know what I’m talking about, if not let me explain.
3D…with extra sensory stuff added…wind, movement, sprays of water…you get the picture.
About 3 years ago,
before I really understood about my own Autistic traits, let alone those of my family. I took my *CAL to the Sea life centre. We love fishes as everyone who follows this blog already knows.
Well… they were showing a film in 4D.
*CAL at this point had been to the cinema many times, and even though she was quite fearful when the lights went out, she was ok as long as Mommy held her tight.
I didn’t think to ask what 4D actually meant, *CAL had watched 3D SHREK many times at home and loved it.
So we went in with our 3D glasses all excited about this 4D fish movie.
We were escorted to the back row,
the furthest away from the EXIT…Shall we call it EMERGENCY EXIT>>>OMGOODNESS I think we should.
The film was about a whale
There was a sea breeze blowing through the 4D cinema. *CAL got a bit concerned about this. Then the sea got choppy and the chairs started to move. She stood up and got a bit freaked….Then the worst possible thing EVER happened to a child with sensory integration dysfunction. The whale ascended from the depths of the sea looked around and blew water out of its blow-hole. This was simulated with sprays of water all over the audience.
Of course my then undiagnosed Autistic daughter, screamed the place down. She was hysterical and I could not catch her, she was running up the walls desperate to get out.
These types of films should REALLY display warning for those with sensory problems.
This started a fear of the cinema
Just the mention of 3D/4D is enough to throw my *CAL into a panic attack. Those who follow my blog will also remember the performance I had convincing the school how *CAL would react to a cinema trip. You can read this post here if you missed it (The DREADED Cinema Trip)
Good came out of it though
*CAL’s teachers actually witnessing this, was very helpful in pushing forward the diagnosis. So even though it was SO VERY painful to see her like this it actually helped, because it wasn’t just me that could see it anymore, others could see it too.
TODAY *CAL had a victory!!
We went to get ink for our printer. In PC World they had QUITE a few 3D TV’s on display.
*CAL froze when she saw them and read the 3D sign, but she decided FOR HERSELF to push herself.
PUSH…I like that she does this, you know they sell wristbands in Christian shops with PUSH on them.
Pray Until Something Happens…P.U.S.H.
I certainly do a lot of praying about these things.
I will let these photo show you the rest… 🙂