Monday, March 31, 2014

Sponge Hat or A Contribution to Higher Learning

I should be prepping for Joy School, which I'm teaching tomorrow, however, I wanted to record this. 

This morning, I took M to the university for a study the Early Childhood Dept is doing on how preschoolers respond to emotional cues.  Something like that.  They had her wear this "hat" with electrodes on it so they could measure brain activity while she did part of the testing.  I thought she would baulk, but the researcher did a great job of telling her how awesome it was.  It was, too.  Check this out:

(They took a photo for me!)
We spent about 2 hours there (plus sitting in rush hour traffic on the way... argh!).  She had a great time and earned $40 for her mission/college fund.  Not bad for a 4-year-old!  I told her before we went that she would get a prize at the end, and she said she really wanted a monster truck.  I warned her that they might not have that kind of prize, but guess what?  They did!  They had exactly what she wanted!  M was so excited.  Then we stopped at McD's because it was lunchtime, and she got a unicorn/pegasus/pony as another prize.  She could not stop talking about them the rest of the day, much to the chagrin of two of her brothers.  :)

Blue Thunder
To round off a lovely day, she came with me to pick up C from the middle school for an orthodonist's appointment (she loves going there and playing in their playhouse) and got to pick the treat for FHE.  She was on a high all day.  I'm not sure if it was the prizes or the adventures or the fact that she (finally) slept past 8:00 this morning, but whatever it was, I'll take it.


  1. aww! how fun! She is a cutie, even with the EEG stuff on her head :)

  2. Sounds like an exciting day! Glad she didn't freak out with the "hat" on her head :).