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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Sunday, September 19, 2010

‘N’ice time

I thought I would share one of the activities that Bryce and I enjoy doing together as father and son. This activity allows us to spend some time together and we both have all lot of fun doing it together.

Ice skating! At our local recreation centre they have twoonie skate. (A twoonie is a $2.00 coin in Canada, appropriately named as our $1.00 coin is a loonie because of the loon on the back of it).

For $2.00 you get skate and helmet rentals, and 4 hours of ice time. I first took Bryce on a school field trip to the ice rink, and he really took a liking to it. One of Bryce’s favorite things is when I skate backwards holding both his hands while he skates forward, and we reach breakneck speeds! He laughs and screams faster… faster… the whole time.

Of course, like everyone, Bryce doesn’t like to fall down, but he’s developed his own encouragement. He’ll tell himself, “Oh no fall down, it’s ok it’s ok”, or “help up, help up please”. He has some minor sensory issues with his pants getting wet, so we avoid falling down as much as possible. He’s actually become quite a proficient skater, either with the bar, on his own, or holding hands.

It’s very important to spend time together, and I’m glad that we discovered an activity that we can both enjoy together.

Daniel

2 comments:

  1. boy fun ~nothing better!! sure looks like fun ~although my boys whould be all over the place ~including my husband!!
    vanessa xx

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  2. @nessy hehe, I'm not great on skates, or wheels, or anything that doesn't have my feet flat on the surface. I just sit and enjoy from the sidelines. :)

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