A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Friday, June 5, 2009

kick, push, coast

We paid a visit to one of Greg's stores and Little Bird ran right over to the skateboards, grabbed a helmet and put it on her Daddy. She was so excited to hop on the skateboard. My poor little motor-planning-challenged kiddo couldn't balance without a hand on Greg's shoulder, but she loved being on the board. My little skater chick!!
She's gonna look so cute all suited up in pads and a helmet!
It's really important for kids who are a little different to do whatever they can to blend in. I once read a book called Overcoming Autism by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire Lazebnik. They make a great point in this book that it's so important to get some of the cool toys and gadgets so these kids can be "cool." Too often these kids are bullied and teased for being so different. A friend of mine who has a 10 year old kid on the spectrum has him in skateboarding classes. So cool! Anything to help them blend in a bit- but just a bit, because one thing I don't want is for Little Bird to be just like the rest of 'em. We'll settle for quirky, unique and one of a kind :)

3 comments:

My name is Erin. said...

I wish you lived closer by. I sense we have quite a bit in common. First. Love the quote by Lupe Fiasco. I love him! Second. I just need to get the pads (already have a helmet) so Abby can ride my Wonder Woman skateboard from my skater chick days. It's been a while since I've donned that label, but I still like to get out and surf my driveway from time to time. My little brother (in LA) is a great skateboarder. Not sponsored, but really good!

Dani G said...

Erin, where are you? Michigan isn't THAT big, after all :)

My name is Erin. said...

I'm in Grand Haven on the West side. *throwin' up my West Syyyyddde gang sign*

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