FatherSon Ventures

Building a Relationship through Adventure

Kid Concepts, U.S.A.

One mid-July morning, when D is almost five years old, I suggest to D’s ABA therapist (which I pre-approved with his supervisor) that we go to an indoor playground to break up his normal daily therapy routine. I am concerned D is missing out on being a kid by doing 20 to 25 hours of […]

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Walden Pond

D has taken up residence inside an eight-by-ten foot room, mostly dark, no lights, black walls, octagon shaped, felt curtain entrance, with periodic flashes of lightning and crackling thunder. Thoreau went to Walden Pond to immerse himself in nature, to contemplate society’s ills and to seek a simpler lifestyle. D has chosen his sanctuary to be […]

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Sometimes, the best father-son adventures can be a trip down the street. D’s favorite places are the Pet Store and Toy Store, the Music Store, Barnes & Nobles, Target, the Mall, the Bee and Lady Bug Park (D’s name for Emerald Park) and Wilderness Park, a nature preserve near our home. He frequently asks to […]

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The Pet Store and Toy Store

It’s a Saturday, and D and I are at the back of the store at Petsmart, looking through a ten-by-twelve foot glass window, where there are fifteen to twenty dogs in Doggy Day Care. Big dogs, little dogs, shaggy dogs, white dogs, black dogs, tan dogs, black-and-white dogs, and a few dogs sniffing each other you know […]

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