Atticus has been taking team tennis lessons since he was four years old. I wanted to get him involved in some type of sport, and I thought tennis would be the safest bet. Of course, because of his delayed motor skills, low muscle tone, and depth perception problems, it's been a challenge for him from … Continue reading It’s Tennis Time
Callbacks were scheduled the day after his audition, and Atticus couldn't wait to return to the studio. I reminded him that he isn't guarenteed a part in the musical. He experienced the sting of rejection a few months earlier when he didn't land the job for a commercial callback he was hoping would pan out, … Continue reading The Callback
Atticus and I planned a trip to COSI. I wanted him to experience the planetarium for the first time. He wanted to go because he thought there might be a wind tunnel. I told him COSI doesn’t have wind tunnels, and he’ll just have to wait until he gets to Virginia Tech to live out … Continue reading Wind Machines and Dippin’ Dots
Oxford dictionary defines training wheels as “a pair of small supporting wheels fitted on either side of the rear wheel of a child's bicycle.” Atticus has required a significant amount of support in many areas of life – and learning to ride a bike wasn’t an exception. I bought him a bike for his third … Continue reading Who Needs Training Wheels?