Thursday, October 8, 2009

Play Dates

The girls had some friends come over for a play date on Tuesday morning. I am trying to find more time for Emma to play with children instead of always playing with adults. Emma just LOVES to be around kids and she loved the play date - she spent the majority of the time just laughing at all the things the girls were doing!

Our friends arrived just as Emma was finishing up her session with her Early Childhood Educator. Emma was in her stander and while I was taking her out my friend and Emma's therapist were remarking on how well Emma is doing. Her therapist even said that she doesn't really think of Emma as special needs and I agreed with her.

Emma is just blowing us away with how grown up she is getting and how much she is doing. I found myself realizing how far I've come in the past year when I think that my 2 year old child who isn't yet independently sitting, standing, walking, talking, pointing, eating, etc. is acting like a typical 2 year old. The thing is, Emma loves to play with kids, paint, color, read, cook, do puzzles - pretty much most things a typical 2 year old likes to do. She just needs a lot of extra help to do it. I think it is because she needs so much help that she has learned and perfected the art of being INCREDIBLY CHARMING. And Emma has taught me that being charming can get you very far in life.

After all, wouldn't you help her? Just look at this face - Emma finds delight in almost everything and she's not afraid to shine her light on all those who help her. What an amazing little girl!

3 Comments from readers:

Cristin said...

I agree, incredibly charming will get one far in life.

I remember when Graham was that age and most of his playmates were his therapists. It was hard to get him to engage with other kids. I took him to Gymboree, and he'd just follow the teacher lady around, expecting her to spend 1:1 time with him.

Kids crack me up.

Anonymous said...

I am certainly smitten by her :-)

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

She is so adorable! I love reading about all of the stuff Emma is doing. She is a very inspiring little girl!