For everyone with kids out there, remember, they can sense your unease, anxiety and fear. So while you should still remind them to cover their mouth when they cough, and wash their hands appropriately also make sure they have some fun and light-hearted play in their routine so that they don't shut down.
When I asked our Ninja about it later, he said "It was the absolute best day ever, I can't wait to do it again" and he has spoken of it fondly. I've even heard him using the words "best day ever" in his play since then (it's a habit he has, where his daily life is adapted into his pretend play).
So for the 2nd year in a row, A, myself and the NinjaBaby were all able to partake in the Jersey Shore Pirate Adventure event. For those that don't know, NJAW (or New Jersey Autism Warriors) are the online-facebook support-group for POAC (Parents of Autistic Children) here in New Jersey. The NJ Autism Warriors Facebook... Continue Reading →
While we didn't get to enjoy the park ourselves until Memorial Day (May 27th) and both playgrounds, and swing structures were fully loaded with kids of all ages, it really seems like the Skatepark designed by 5th Pocket Skateparks is what continues to shine about this newly renovated park.
So it was memorial day weekend, and all the "Bennies" (that's what 'we' in NJ call tourists, especially from the NY area), were blocking up all the roads, and the beaches/boardwalks were packed. So we took a chance, and headed to SixFlags Great Adventure. As I've stated before, we are only about 25 miles away,... Continue Reading →
A goes "Well you like Strawberry Smithies, that means you should like and eat Strawberries too" and so in the blink of an eye he turned it around on her with "Well you like Broccoli right?" to which A answered "Yes" and he relied "Well, would you want to eat a broccoli smoothie?" and he had her.
Now as I mentioned yesterday, make sure your little ninja wears shoes for at least the measuring process. Thin-sole shoes will actually put shorter children at a disadvantage. Again, this is NOT cheating.
To compare Busch Gardens to Six Flags or even Disney, doesn't do anyone any favors. I mean it has a lot of thrill rides and coasters like Six Flags, but it has hospitality more like Disney while the over all park theming, and beauty, is just on it's own plane of existence.
So today we went to SixFlags in the evening. It was the day before easter. I brought my Sony A6000 and my SEL55210 55-210mm lens. As we went through the bag scanners, the security guard says "big camera" and I said "Where? I brought the small camera today!". The last time I was at six... Continue Reading →