No Cracks, No Breaks!

Despite Natalie’s ADHD-fueled tendency toward risky outdoor play, she’s never needed stitches. She’s never broken a bone. We’ve only been to the doctor for x-rays once. “No cracks, no breaks!” became a family refrain–a strange way of celebrating any near miss–for months after that particular experience. She’s pushing her luck this spring, however. Jumping out […]

Despite Natalie’s ADHD-fueled tendency toward risky outdoor play, she’s never needed stitches. She’s never broken a bone. We’ve only been to the doctor for x-rays once. “No cracks, no breaks!” became a family refrain–a strange way of celebrating any near miss–for months after that particular experience.

She’s pushing her luck this spring, however. Jumping out of swings has become her new favorite pastime. And doing everything she can think of–while wearing in-line skates–is the other. Playing kickball–with skates on. Riding a scooter–while wearing skates. Picture that one, if you dare.

Natalie’s not a particularly coordinated child, a fact well-documented throughout her years of physical and occupational therapy. But what she lacks in coordination she makes up for 100-fold with ADHD energy and sheer will. This child who didn’t walk until well after her second birthday rode a bike without training wheels before her fifth. She just decided to do it–gravity and other laws of physics be damned.

Does you child with ADHD engage in creative-dangermaking? Please share your stories here!

I have to say, I can only hope that writing about Nat’s lack of serious injuries hasn’t jinxed us! I truly don’t want to have that kind of story to tell!

Leave a Reply