Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Stubborn Little Rockstar
See this girl? See that long hall behind her? This picture was taken as she was just walking down the hall in a walker. She CAN do it. Now, why, why, why do we only get "no, no, no" from her if we so much as mention trying the walker at home?! I sure hope our PT is right, who keeps telling me, "three is a hard age, so much defiance, so much stubborn, four is so much easier for therapy . . . you'll see!" It is so hard because we have (of course) this greater goal in mind when we try to get her into the walker, a goal that we know would give her such independence and mobility, so we can't help but feel defeated when she flat refuses to even try, especially because we believe with everything in us that she can do it. And then, I see this picture, I see her DOING it, and I know she CAN. She is a rockstar. A stubborn little rockstar, but a rockstar. (She clearly gets BOTH of those qualities from me ;o)) She makes me so very, very happy and proud.
And then there was this - her little note home from school about her day, and what she'd done with her school PT's assistance: "I climbed up a ladder, walked over a bridge, and went down the stairs. I rock!" Oh yes, you do my girl. Yes, you do.