I woke up this morning to find Ryan watching engaged in an Olympic hockey game on the DVR. The Slovenia-Sweden quarterfinal match started at 3 a.m. ET, but Ryan skipped his normal morning routine of checking scores first thing in favor of watching the recorded game. When I left for work he was watching a […]Read more "Olympic Spirit"
We haven’t had a ton of success taking Ryan to the movies over the years. His issues weren’t sensory — the overly loud previews don’t seem to bother him at all, for example — but rather attention span. Ryan couldn’t stay engaged with anything that lasted 90 minutes or more. We did OK with some […]Read more "At the Movies"
I have been trying to get Ryan to watch the movie Miracle, well, forever. As a hockey-loving eight-year-old in 1980, the Miracle On Ice was an amazing thing for me to experience. I didn’t understand the geopolitics that amplified the importance of the event well beyond sports. All I knew was that the USA was […]Read more "Do You Believe in Miracles? Yes!"