Re: Living history with special needs child
Well, they are lightweight, and a sabre can be identified as a sort of "stick"--the sword sort. So, he's pretty right, isn't he?
Some unique needs are more difficult to meet than others. Children with multiple physical handicaps may not be able to go without specialized modern devices to assist with movement, for instance, and might do best a "demonstration days" indoors, rather than outdoor events. Children with sight or hearing loss will have specific safety needs that may not make "field" style events a good fit for them.
Even without the challenge of specific medical concerns, some kids are just more work at events than others. Our first two--total snap. They've been easy to adapt to events from day one. Our third... well, she's just a more challenging child, and keeping her safe at field events is far more work than with the other two, even with those four extra hands, so I, too, am "reenacting Kitty's Mom" for the forseeable future.