After a two month 10 on 10 hiatus, here are my boys!!!
They have grown so much over the summer and I can’t really believe this is my life sometimes. The little one, he thinks he’s funny. He loves to make you laugh and is really starting to get his words going. It still baby gibberish, but once in a while clear as a bell he say’s “why” raises his palms to the sky with shrugged shoulders and all. It’s too fast and somebody needs to press the stop button!
My big man, well, his world is starting to really come together in his little mind and he is constantly striving for reassurance in it. It’s his age, his fears are starting to pique as is his confidence. Nobody told me how being 3 is like the butterfly wings of toddler hood. He really does want to be the best he can be, and I find myself proud of him daily, but gosh do they know how to press buttons! But then there are those times he says things with the cutest “as a matter of fact” demeanour is to die for…most of the time.
The above image brought tears to my eyes after I realized what had happened. At first glance it’s my wee man swinging from a bar. Many kids copy other kids who have seen other kids hang from the top of the slide and then drop down and slide…I did it and I am sure you did too. The big deal about this image is that I was never sure Edison would be able to do it, nor did I realize he had the strength or confidence to do so…actually he lacked the confidence to drop himself and mommy had to help, but he grabbed that top bar like every other child would (he often still does things with his right hand inverted the other way because he lacks external rotation) and he hung there!
October is Erbs Palsy Awareness Month (along side many other great causes). I want the dialog about his arm to always be open, honest, and hopeful so that he grows to be confidant in his abilities not only to use his arm, but to share with others if he needs to talk about it, needs some understanding when trying to do tasks or needs to educate his peers. The end of November will be one year post surgery for him, so we are anticipating new movements over the next few months to few years. Send us all your good nerve path growing energy please!
He also is saying cheese and posing for the camera upon his on volition.
getting him to sit still with his brother is a whole other story!