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Christmas fair with Kenzie

Published Date: 16 Dec 2021

Kenzie absolutely loves theme parks and fair rides. He literally has no fear. If he could have his way, he would be jumping on all the adult rides, holding his hands up in the air screaming. Believe it or not, one of his favourites is the ghost train - where most children would come off crying, Kenzie comes off laughing his head off and wanting to go again.

He particularly loves it at Christmas time as he loves the lights and anything to do with Christmas. Today he tried ice skating for the first time too.

We always have the best time. However, being in loud environments like this impacts his hearing, and he often struggles to hear anything I’m saying. When this happens, I always make sure I use some sign language like "ready" or "let's go", and we use lots of facial expressions and body language.

I also make sure that if he wants to talk to me or if I need to speak to him that we try and find a quieter place where we can sit down and talk. Sometimes he will say, "It's too loud, Mummy." However, this is very rare as he is normally having far too much fun for it to bother him.

Kenzie and I love our little adventures, and we always have so much fun. I have never let his impairment stop him achieving anything - if anything it has only made him stronger and more determined!

He is my best friend, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Becky

Becky is mum to Mackenzie (2), who is profoundly deaf. Mackenzie was fitted with cochlear implants in January 2020. Becky also blogs about family life, you can find her at @youdontneedtohear on Facebook.