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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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rediscovering Childhood

You know when you walk by that one room in your house and you look at it, and you dread the day you have to clean it, and it drains all your energy just thinking about that day? Well today I decided to take on the challenge of cleaning Bryce’s playroom. Now, in Bryce’s defense, this room gets a lot more play out of it from other kids when they are over, but it still had to be cleaned. I also have a hard time letting go of some of the toys we have for Bryce, so he does have a lot of toys. He never really played with anything that he had, so I tend to keep them over the years in hopes that one day he’ll get into imaginary play and rediscover his childhood.

While I was putting things away in containers, Bryce came in and started taking toys out of the containers. It was one of those days that you find a toy that you ‘haven’t seen in forever’ and all of the sudden it’s your favourite toy.

This toy was Bryce’s Superman chest piece.

He asked for help putting it on. He said he needed a hat and grabbed his hard hat, which he never played with when he got the construction set as a gift many Christmas’s ago. Lastly he needed a torch (he has been into torches since the Vancouver Winter Olympics) and found a train whistle would be good enough. He then sat down putting penguins into his little toy car and ‘put on seatbelt’. He was finally playing with his toys.

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