04 September 2009

Adventure Weekend

My youngest son is a special needs child...he has had some anxiety about going places and was getting to the point that he didn't really want to leave our house. My husband and I started what we called "Adventure Days" in order to help him overcome some of that anxiety. We started out with day trips and have worked him up to weekends. We take him out to experience new sites, new food and have some family fun. We do have to avoid loud and overly crowded situations but he is a little more tolerant...although it just depends on the situation.... At first he wasn't too excited about all of this but much to our delight...this worked...and now when you ask him if he wants to go on an adventure he is all for it...and as a result we have had some wonderfully memorable times. So..we are packing our bags...and off we go...first stop Chicago. My husband is from Chicago and we are going to visit his sisters....then....who knows...maybe we'll stay in Chicago or head to Wisconsin perhaps Lake Geneva. One of the things I love about my husband is his since of adventure...we usually never have a particular plan...and it doesn't matter where we go...we all go there together and that's all I need.

Photo Source: Apartment Therapy


  1. I live an hour west of Chicago, you will love it! Such a great city. And Lake Geneva too. We spent a long weekend there in July with the kids. Have a GREAT time!!!

    :) T

  2. My husband is the same way. And I'm happy to read that you've found a way to inspire your son to experience adventure. I don't like noisy loud crowds myself. :)

  3. I'm back for quick trip! I LOVE The idea of your adventures! I take a few trips each year but their all business related...maybe I can try your adventure tip on myself then.. I too might look forward to them...blessings to you on this beautiful day!