But he's never been to an in-person basketball game. They are loud---cheering, yelling fans, a pep band, the whistles, the groans from the crowd, the buzzers.....oh the buzzers! He's done a few baseball games and a lacrosse game, but they're outdoors where the sound doesn't reverberate like it does in a closed gym.
Recently we bought him a pair of Bluetooth headphones to wear when he watches his Kindle because we got tired of him messing with the volume. These have limits on volume and he can't watch without them because of the way I set up the connection. It makes life functional again. He doesn't mind the headphones at all. He likes them. He knows they are his.
So I bought a pair of heavy duty, noise canceling headphones. I had him wear them around for a little bit of time just about every day. And then about 2 weeks ago, we found an afternoon basketball game at CU in Boulder for cheap and we thought, let's just give it a shot. If he hates it, we'll leave and know that now is not the time, he is not ready.
I brought those blue headphones and after we went to the bathroom, I put them on him before we walked to the bleacher seats. He saw the men's teams warming up and ran down the stairs, signing ball. We picked a seat so that he could see everything.
|The mascot getting the crowd excited|
|Watching warm ups with Dad|
|This game is intense!|