Monday, November 23, 2009

the other side of the bridge

Last month I wrote Bridge to a 2-Wheeler, outlining our gameplan to get C off his training wheels & onto a 2-wheeler.

He has practiced balance-type exercises so much over the last year or two that I thought it would be possible.  He’s sought out 2-wheel and 4-wheel scooters, scooter-boards, curb-walking.. anything and everything that tests his balance.  I just thought it was going to take us all winter to get it figured out.  Boy, was I wrong!

One month later…

(if the embedded video doesn't play, you can try it directly from youtube.)

One of the things about ASD is you learn to celebrate smaller achievements on the way to bigger things.  And sometimes things that are so easy for “typical” kids can take years of practice for C.  But when he climbs a mountain like this, well…  You won’t find a prouder Dad on the planet!

Love you, C.  Keep it up!