Today we decided to make a scarecrow for our festive holiday decor we have going on in our front yard. We tied rubber bands around the sleeves of a shirt and the legs of the pants. Corbin and Josh started filling up the pants with dry leaves while Brian and I decided to tackle the shirt. First Brian was holding the shirt up for me. First handful of leaves I put in he pulled the shirt up to his eyes and peered in, then looked at me, and then peered back in. The look on his face definitely made me giggle as I could tell that he was pondering this new activity.
He put in a few leaves and I left him while I piled some more leaves. I turn around to find him dumping out all the leaves. I reiterated to him what we were doing and he just started repeating "no, no, no", I let him off the hook and he rode his bike back and forth while we finished up the project. Even the finished product didn't grab his attention. He wasn't feeling the idea of shirts not being worn and being filled with leaves.
This is only one of many times that he has become upset because we used an item that he usually uses for one thing, but we are using it for another. It doesn't sit well with him. You can tell it really bugs him to the point where he just has to be done with whatever the new situation is.