As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Balloons!!

Bubbles make him smile... but balloons are his favourite things in the world.

 

Every single day we would go to the dollar store in the mall and buy a balloon. We did it so much so that they would give us the balloon for free, knowing how excited Bryce was just to have the balloon! When the mall wasn’t opened we would go to the local grocery store where we usually get it for free too! Balloons became a huge part of Bryce’s life! Any picture he drew, he would incorporate a balloon somehow. If the picture had somebody with a hand, he would draw a balloon on a string and attach it to the hand. If their wasn’t anything with hands, he would just draw a balloon floating around in the picture. It became almost like an addiction and not so much of something to enjoy.

Sometimes he would want a balloon so badly, but once he brought it home it would just sit in his room. We finally came to the conclusion that this wasn’t something that should consume his life. Now Bryce is learning that balloons are more of a treat and that he doesn't need to have one everyday.

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I love your blog. I have a son with Autism and his obsession was buying comics. He would want them so badly...and then when he got them home, they too would just sit there in a big pile unread. We have a website too and would love to add you as a link - so autism families can hold hands too. Good luck with your fundraising. We are also raising funds for a home programme for our son.
    Best wishes, Esther x

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  2. @Square Peg Hi Esther. I finally figured out how to reply to comments, and I have been dying to ask you what your website is? Thanks!

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