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Bike Ride With My Autistic Daughter – Rough Endpoint Transition

March 13, 2020


– Uh oh – [David] Uh oh (upbeat music) Okay! So I am on a mission to get these bikes ready outside. I have to pump up some tires, connect the Weehoo to the bike, set up some cameras, it’s gonna be our first bike ride of the year. It’s so warm outside. (David pumping tires) (giggling) (giggling and playing) (babbling) (excited babbling) (babbling) – Need shoes? (giggling) (babbling) – Aw yeah! (giggling and babbling) (garage opening) – Buckle up (giggling) (babbling) Put your shoe in! (singing) (Velcro being snapped) (giggling) (babbling and giggling) (wind) (giggling) (giggling) (wind) (giggling) (giggling) (giggling) (babbling) (babbling) (giggling) – (David) Be strong, bee. (wind drowns out speaking) You need a break? (babbling) (wind) (car drives by) – (David) Uh oh – Uh oh – (David) Uh oh – Uh oh – (David) Uh oh Uh oh What happened, Braylee? Did we lose the pedal? (laughing) That’s all that hard pedaling we did, huh? There we go. Hold on, hold on, wait, wait We still gotta go home Why you unbuckling? I don’t have a tool with me, so I have to do this by hand. Hey, we’re still going Stay here. Yeah, look We’re ready. (singing) Alright, let’s do your feet. Ready, set, – (Braylee) Go – (David) Alright, lets go (babbling) (crying) – (David) What’s wrong? Do we have to start over? Are you good? Are we good? Well that was a bike ride! Wow So, if you guys wonder what pure unfiltered joy looks like Watching Braylee in the bike trailer That was my favorite part
of the day, for sure. We did have a situation, though. One of her pedals fell off. So, Braylee she likes to
pedal forward and backwards And when she pedals backwards,
it unscrews the pedals And so a pedal came off. So I had to stop and reattach it. But in her mind, we
reached the stopping point. And so, restarting and going again It didn’t go very well. The rest of the ride home wasn’t so great However, that doesn’t matter. Because what matters is
the amazing time we had We’re not gonna focus on post-pedal We just had the greatest time So yes, overall that was a fun ride. And guess what I have to do now? Back to work But I’m very happy that I took some time out of the day to take
Braylee on that bike ride. I did promise her that bike ride yesterday I’m sure she remembers these things, Like I’ve done this
before, Where I’ve said “We’ll go bike riding tomorrow!” And she actually goes to
the bike in the garage. If we go through the garage. She remembers these things, so. That overexcitement was okay Just because Wow I haven’t recorded in here in so long Can you guys remember the
last time I recorded in here? It’s my workspace. Anyways Overexcited, I imagine,
is just too much emotion. We’ve noticed this happen before If she gets overly excited, It can actually create a meltdown. If we notice her escalating and escalating We try to de-escalate the excitement You know, just take a
break, relax a little bit and start over. It can happen with Mickey Mouse, She can be very overly
excited when Mickey Mouse turns on at first, So we have to pause it, wait a little bit let her calm down and start again We definitely don’t want a meltdown to start over Mickey Mouse. We don’t want a meltdown to
come from overexcitement. Which can happen Has anyone else experienced that? Either personally or with
your kids or anything? Just too much excitement? I imagine it as too much sensory input So we just have to calm down. Which works, we avoided a meltdown She did have a hard time
after the pedal fell off, post-pedal, But it wasn’t a meltdown. It helped that we stopped And she was able to get out And restart and get back in, The situation still bothered her, but we managed to get home, get situated. She’s been a little upset since then, but she’s calming down, getting some food. Food always helps And mac and cheese always helps. So, overall, fun bike ride. I think that we’re gonna
do that more often. So if you guys are wondering what kind of bike trailer we have. We actually have a video we made last year right up here. (Camera beeps) (playing drums and singing) (bass music)

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100 Comments

  • Reply Karen Hunter March 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Her drumming to wheels on the bus at the end was awesome! Such a joy to watch you guys. She makes me smile every time I watch you guys. Thank you.

  • Reply TheComicalCanadian March 11, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    cool content keep it up

  • Reply Hannah Beth Evans March 11, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Loved the little giggly noises! She's such a little rainbow bundle of happiness! I am not diagnosed as autistic but I definitely know what you mean about being overexcited = overemotional. I feel that sometimes.

  • Reply Andrew Estrada March 11, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Good vlog today wee family

  • Reply Bree Taylor March 11, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I’m a direct support worker and one of the 2 kids i work for has fairly regular meltdowns.. i notice that she seems to have meltdowns following extreme emotions of any kind.. sad or scared or tired of course, but also excited and happy. She is non verbal as well, but from watching her its like she feels these emotions SO intensely that she just can’t regulate sometimes.

  • Reply Princess Minecraft March 11, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    My brother also has autism and he has a seat just like the kind that Braylee uses ❤️❤️

  • Reply Alicia Case March 11, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Her happy sounds on the ride made me happy! Also I see you over there with the avs blanket on the wall 😂

  • Reply Kristen Kelley March 11, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    That's the joy Ari experiences at the playground & fun places like that, and she never wants to stop, so she won't come to me when it's time to leave. It's one reason I'm scared to take her to Disney, I'm worried she'll have so much fun she'll want to do every ride over and over and over and will have a meltdown about leaving every one lol

  • Reply ezraXmonster March 11, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    20th comment

  • Reply Maria Carter March 11, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Omg watching your vlogs are part of daily routine I love watching

  • Reply Claudia Robinson March 11, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Hi. My folks took Mark to the er. He was passing blood. I was up most of the night with him. Please keep praying

  • Reply Pebbles & Smudge F March 11, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    My sister didn't learn to ride bike with stabilise till she was 9 last year

  • Reply Pebbles & Smudge F March 11, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Has she got a bike of her own with stabilise like toddler bike

  • Reply Pebbles & Smudge F March 11, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Does her pedals do anything

  • Reply Pebbles & Smudge F March 11, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    There scary it could come undown or clip by a car

  • Reply Iloveagdoll28 March 11, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Awesome

  • Reply Life on Low Batteries March 11, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    That child is so musically talented it's insane! I'm so glad you guys are working on developing and encouraging it.

  • Reply Tanja Möller March 11, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Nice Trip! Her Smiling! Greetings from Germany.

  • Reply lindsaydouga March 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I love the b cam! Her noises are to die for❤

  • Reply Maus March 11, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    This video was my favourite part of the day. Thanks Wees

  • Reply Tamsin Johns March 11, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Bless her cotton socks, so happy & giggly pedalling with daddy

  • Reply R_H_MSZ March 11, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Love the vlog, B cam is sooooo cool! Great work. I wanna see more 😀
    Heads up the bikes back tyre could do with replacement (looks quite worn on camera) – I'm just conscious of your saftey 🙂

  • Reply TheComicalCanadian March 11, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    amazing content you deserve more views

  • Reply Shaunalea 82 March 11, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Omg James gets so excited he shakes, he's gotten better w it, his mamaw is always afraid his hearts gonna explode out of his chest b's he gets so wound up, James has never had meltdowns but he does like I said get over excited.

  • Reply slug the goblin March 11, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    listening to her little giggles and stims via B Cam is the best thing ive experienced this week honestly. and I caught a baby toad the other day, which is a pretty delightful experience, so that's saying something
    edit: her and abbie should start a metal band! B's got the drums and singing, abbie can scream xD id listen to a metal cover of wheels on the bus by those 2!

  • Reply Elena Fraser March 11, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    I'm not familiar with those types of "bike-extensions" (not sure, what they're called), does it actually make a difference if she pushes the pedals?
    (sorry if this isn't correct, English isn't my native language)

  • Reply Laura Ward March 11, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Bless her she did a good job

  • Reply Chloe Steele March 11, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Awww…her giggling while riding on the bike is so cute! She really enjoys it. 😁
    And yeah…I’ve experienced meltdowns from over excitement. For me it’s like a lot of frustration at first and then a wave of lethargy. It’s not fun! Lol.

  • Reply faithful one March 11, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Awe. She loves to ride the bike💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗 😊 Thanks for sharing👍

  • Reply Panda Bear March 11, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    She loved that so so much

  • Reply kelsey beauvais March 11, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    I’ve had bad anxiety attacks from psyching myself out on thing like going on rides and going to events ending up tiring myself out afterwords

  • Reply slug the goblin March 11, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    also, I don't get meltdowns from being overly excited bc its hard to get me super excited. but being excited does take a ton of energy when I do get that way, so afterwards im really tired and/or grumpy and need to be alone for sometimes up to a day or so afterwards. but im not sure how much of that is autism related bc I also have anxiety (really exciting situations also tend to be anxiety inducing; like concerts and stuff) or my ehlers danlos syndrome (exciting situations also tend to be physically exhausting, partially bc I sometimes struggle to complete simple tasks like walking or writing, but im also hyper as hell when I get excited, bc autism)

  • Reply Gracefordhamx March 11, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I’m loving B cam, so cute🙌🏻🥰

  • Reply Sexiii Lexiii March 11, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Love the bike connection with the pedals she was going super speed like the flash (till the (pedals) fall off)!!! Has to be so fun! Love the B 🐝 Wee noises!!

  • Reply Adene Duncan March 11, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    How old is Brylee?

  • Reply jess pendleton March 11, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you for the warning even tho I don’t think it will affect me much it’s still nice some you tubers put everything on like flashing which gives me migraine and they have no warning for that and that is worse as people can have epilepsy……

  • Reply linda grapes March 11, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    She is so cute!!!!

  • Reply jess pendleton March 11, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Hi I have autism and when I get too exighted like there is too much I know I’m gonna do that I do like in that day or up coming days I do feel edgy and tense as too much is going on thinking about it and for me sorta wanting to know the exact outcomes and organisations so I guess it’s same for B but hers is a larger scale but relatable if that helps at all?….

  • Reply tracy1504 March 11, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    💜 pure joy 💜

  • Reply linda grapes March 11, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    You are so good with her. She looked like she really liked the bike ride.

  • Reply fiona scheibel March 11, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Watching B's pedal action and absolute joy as she sits behind you makes me think she might enjoy a recumbent trike. It could be a more logical transition in her mind and for her body.
    I also get emotional overwhelm if I have a great time or a hard time or too much visual and auditory input. I need to immediately get to a calm quiet place alone before I meltdown and start shaking and crying and struggling to breathe. I am learning to not try to push myself to stay in a situation past when I am on the verge of meltdown because it can get dangerous. I have come close to running into glass doors because I feel the need to escape faster than the doors can open.
    In the last couple of months I have been getting a tickle in my throat when I feel anxious and if I am eating or drinking I can come really close to throwing up as I try to calm my throat down. The chance of throwing up in public then raises my anxiety. Then now that people are panicking over Corona virus me coughing in public doesn't look great. So that makes me more anxious

  • Reply Tyreese TJ REESE Joyner March 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    I just can’t get enough of the B cam. I always like to hear Braylee’s voice behind the camera.♥️♥️♥️♥️ Chris Ulmer of SBSK would love to hear Braylee’s cute voice.

  • Reply wheelie26 March 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    She was so giggly on that ride it was so lovely to hear and also to see from her view was a good idea.
    Shame it didn’t end so well but it was good whilst it lasted, I did wonder on the way round why you asked if she needed a break.
    Her drumming is awesome, is that drum kit at home?

  • Reply Dawn O'Neill March 11, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    That smiley face is everything 😍 I love how giddy and happy she is to be out on the bike 💜

  • Reply Caitlin Haines March 11, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    You guys are amazing!!!

  • Reply Joan McGilton March 11, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    It’s supposed to be 64 degrees tomorrow
    That’s warm for Ohio

  • Reply TheAngelsMommie March 11, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Love how she sang her songs the whole ride

  • Reply Joan McGilton March 11, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Braylee peddle for a long time. I think she may have been tired on the way home. I think she wanted to get home.

  • Reply lori lohmeyer March 11, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Oh YES. Over excitement in my little guy is pretty common lately. It leads to eloping and even aggressions and then like you said meltdowns. We work on being calm and breathing before and during super preferred things!

  • Reply Joan McGilton March 11, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Braylee May be a drummer when she grows up. She might be a drummer in a rock band.

  • Reply Marie Willeford March 11, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Oh my goodness what a happy little girl😍😍

  • Reply LITTLE MRS. FABULOUS! March 11, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Loving the little woos

  • Reply Mary Gabrelcik March 11, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Absolutely loved her giggle and joy during that bike ride!! She makes me smile every day😊

  • Reply Tammy English March 11, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Love her sweet excitement…

  • Reply Stephanie Mullins March 11, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Where’s Braylee

  • Reply Tammy English March 11, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    She just loves to sing and her music

  • Reply Deb LaVan March 11, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    She was really happy riding the bike! It really made my day with her happiness!

  • Reply Dave CR March 11, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    Love her helmet cam her little noises are entertaining

  • Reply Elena Delawder March 12, 2020 at 12:07 am

    I ❤ Carlos.

  • Reply Vero&Anthony Family Vlogs March 12, 2020 at 12:13 am

    It’s so beautiful with the remainder snow she is so happy I love her sweater by the way it’s the cutes

  • Reply Vero&Anthony Family Vlogs March 12, 2020 at 12:14 am

    I need one of those go pros for the hubby to take around they get amazing footage

  • Reply Khloe Taylor March 12, 2020 at 12:49 am

    B makes the cutest noises I’ve ever heard

  • Reply Karen Swartz March 12, 2020 at 1:14 am

    Just curious….are her pedals connected to yours, meaning that she is pedaling at the same rate as you? If so, don’t her little legs get exhausted, especially with her dystonia? Or are they independent of yours, and she just pedals to imitate you. I know you mentioned she likes to pedal backwards, which obviously you aren’t doing. I’m just wondering is all. I know nothing about those types of bike add-ones.

  • Reply KonvinceMe March 12, 2020 at 1:17 am

    I just love her sweet little voice! That giggle is just precious. 💕

  • Reply bridget oubre March 12, 2020 at 1:21 am

    Ok just goin to be honest here. Alota kids get on my nerves, but I ADORE B’s singing, giggling, & vocals 🥰. I swear it’s the sweetest sounds! I never tire of hearing her.

  • Reply Bebe Speaks March 12, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Has Braylee learned how to walk/mount/glide on a balance bike? Have you spent bigger money on an 18” size big kid balance bike for her? Just even for fun riding in the driveway and at playgrounds. Have you tried the tag-along curved bike attachments that are basically tandem-bike for younger kids who can’t ride independently yet, it connects to your seat post and the child sits upright on a regular bike seat and pedals. Do you plan on getting a custom 3wheeled big kid trike with handbrakes and a basket when she gets older/taller/bigger?

  • Reply Jenn Bruno March 12, 2020 at 2:15 am

    Hi Braylee! I hope you’re having a wonderful day or night- wherever you are! You are a sweet and smart girl! I love your singing, and I love your beautiful smile! You’re a blessing to this world.

    -your friend, Jenn💕

  • Reply Stepheny Palmer March 12, 2020 at 2:59 am

    That was over 10 straight mins of pure joy, contentment and peace. Thank you SO MUCH for this vlog. It melted me into a huge puddle to see her that happy for that long.

  • Reply Stephanie Pike March 12, 2020 at 3:26 am

    Omg she is a little bundle of joy. Her smile and giggles are heart warming.

  • Reply Mika Servando March 12, 2020 at 3:26 am

    Sometimes, when I watch Disney Princess movies or am surrounded by things that I like, the joy and happiness becomes too much and I start to meltdown. Sometimes I can catch it and do what y’all do, stop and restart, sometimes I don’t notice it and the next thing I know I’m crying.

  • Reply Neil K Walk March 12, 2020 at 3:45 am

    You guys are so blessed with how joyous and musical she is! I love to bicycle and had a trailer that I used to take my son Justin in when he was about her age. I stopped because I ride too long and too far, causing him to get bored and throw his shoes (among other things) out of the trailer without me being aware. I wish I knew of such an attachment as this way back when; he would have benefited from the activity and engagement.

  • Reply Brenda Shadley March 12, 2020 at 4:38 am

    I love how you have a bike that goes with yours great job fun fun time's Braylee the other's in the blog squad should do this exercise fresh air time alone with you 2 awesome loved it stay Blessed 🖤🌹🖤

  • Reply Wendy Tomada March 12, 2020 at 4:44 am

    Yep. I needed the joy that Bee brings. The sweet giggles on her ride made my day!💗

  • Reply kridder1018 March 12, 2020 at 5:04 am

    I could not help but to smile at the giggles! We got that one really nice day….and down south of the cities snow the next day. That's MN weather for you. The B cam was pretty cool. Braylee singing wheels on the bus at the end just ended the vid where it began…happy.

  • Reply katie kawaii March 12, 2020 at 5:46 am

    I have never seen a kid B's age drum and sing on beat, in time with one another, as well as she just did. TALENT.

  • Reply wheelie26 March 12, 2020 at 6:26 am

    That’s an epic Christmas gift, she has learnt how to use it so well already. How about you, do you have a sneaky go too? Does she ever wear her ear defenders when she’s on it?

  • Reply BLUCK LIGHT FOX ART AND CARTOON March 12, 2020 at 6:30 am

    nice video well done keep up the good work Braylee you rock well done rideing your bike

  • Reply Natasha Okah March 12, 2020 at 7:03 am

    How I have learned to explain those moments
    “ we all have a figurative emotional pressure cooker going on” joyous or anxious, emotions have a way of spewing out fast , loud, and hot when there is a lot of them going on all at once!

  • Reply Renu Sharma March 12, 2020 at 7:24 am

    That's really frightening to see her legs pedalling at your speed. Remove the pedals completely and attach some foot rest that would be fun to watch her.

  • Reply Marjan Vermeulen March 12, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Hi Wee family! Thanks for the nice video! And also thanks for the warming at the beginning of the video! I like to see that Braylee have so much fun on the bike. I see some parts of snow . Here in the Netherlands we don't have snow this winter, because it was a little bit to warm of the time of the year! Abig hug from the Netherlands! 🇳🇱😃❤️❤️❤️🧩

  • Reply cortney ciszek March 12, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Awwwwwwww

  • Reply I respect you as you are March 12, 2020 at 8:12 am

    This may have been answered, or a personal topic.
    I was wondering how the evaluation determined that Braylee had non-verbal autism specifically, and not that the dyspraxia caused not only speech delay but motor coordination issues that are also linked to autism?
    Is that something that is set in stone or is it a topic of uncertainty?

  • Reply helen davey March 12, 2020 at 9:23 am

    I'm definitely including a drum with her little polymer doll I'm making y'all, so in years to come you can look at it and remember that she's loved by so SO many and the hours enjoyment you've had listening to her n her drum set, it really was a great birthday present, is the house that you live in close to neighbours if so how have they reacted to the drumming?
    oh she really did love that bike ride, so many smiles, it makes my heart happy to see her like this, I had another bad night last night, me and the hubby are binge watching a crime show and it included a case of a woman getting beat up, so I think that's what caused the nightmares I had, but on the bright side I didn't have a flashback while watching it so that's a improvement at least, but yeah after a bad night just watching your vlogs brings a smile to my face and I (and the hubby) can never thank you enough for that, usually a bad night goes into a bad day, so you have brightened up my entire day, thank you
    I was thinking of telling you off because David (which is my brothers name) was riding on the wrong side of the road then I remembered you lived in America not the UK lol 😂😂😂😂 it's one of those days already

  • Reply Tom Walker March 12, 2020 at 10:18 am

    I have meltdowns from extreme emotions quite frequently. I havent quite found a way to deal with them yet because they go a bit differently to ones from outward senses. Its harder to remove the thing overwhelming you when its an emotion.

  • Reply ImSamanthaDuh March 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

    This video is so cute. I’m glad you and her got to go on a bike ride. She seemed to really enjoy it. 🙂

  • Reply Trisha lovesall March 12, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    That girl can peddle fast, she is loving daddy and her time. So damn cute!

  • Reply Aine Newman March 12, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I love your videos your the best

  • Reply Carsten Hellmann March 12, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    You guys up there have snow. Awesome.

  • Reply Kayla Cempa March 12, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Her vocalizations remind me of twins I used to work with ♥️♥️♥️ I miss them. This was such a sweet video.

  • Reply Anne Smith March 12, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you for the warning at the start . I get the overwhelm from overexitement since I get overwhelmed from being hyper then frustrated as I can't focus and end up having a meltdown

  • Reply Caitlin HD March 12, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    B’s giggling was the highlight of my day,so cute!🥺💞

  • Reply rob pontin March 12, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Wow she's going to be to big for the bike seat soon she's grown since last year

  • Reply kaylee riley March 12, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    When she said “uh oh” was the cutest thing ever!!

  • Reply Heather Scarfo March 12, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Now does she have to pedal or will it work without her pedaling

  • Reply kira filippetto March 13, 2020 at 2:10 am

    I'm also autistic and I have experienced the too much fun excitement leading into a meltdown. From my experience it's like when you eat too much cake and you feel sick. instead cake it's sensory input and instead of your stomach hurting you feel really overwhelmed and then meltdown. That's been my experience B's might be different. I hope my analogy made sense 💖

  • Reply anne kennedy March 13, 2020 at 2:32 am

    love her drumming wheels on the bus looked like a fun daddy,daughter time she was so happy another great video

  • Reply Susan Stecks March 13, 2020 at 3:56 am

    I noticed that when you are riding your bike and have the wewho in the back when you slow your bike or stop peddling her peddles continue to rotate and fast, hers don't ever stop. I'm wonderong if she might also be having a melt down due to that. Her body is in constant motion.

  • Reply RebornCandy Cottage March 13, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Fabulous video! Look how much she has grown in give months!

  • Reply Lisa Creelman March 13, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    love watching your videos. B was so happy on the bike ride. So sweet.

  • Reply libby boaks March 13, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Her laugh and smile 😍 seriously the cutest kid iv seen doing an amazing job with her

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