DD (2.3, CP diplegia) today picked up her potty, carried it over to me (falling over a few times but picking herself up and carrying on), said 'Weewee potty' and, when I took off her nappy and sat her on the potty, sure enough, she weed.
First time she's asked to go on the potty. She has done a wee a few times when I've put her on the potty before her bath, but never asked during the day before.
ds age 5.5 (gdd and autistic traits) came over and told me that a boy had pushed him in the sandpit. This is amazing on so many levels. first he that he realised the boy was deliberately being mean to him, second that he didn't just lash out and third that he thought to come and tell me.
Fab ! Today DD walked 20 paces across an uneven field. She had full attention of whole family and was giggling her head off. She is 2.7 with CP, and walks with frame. Indoors she can do 10 or so across the rug but never so many steps outside. Obviously a good balance day.
The maize maze was at Hidcote Manor Farm near Chipping Camden but you get them all over the country, this time of year. They only last the season then get harvested. I found them brilliant for getting my indoors types to go for a walk, though I did lose DS2 in one when he was 6! We walked 2 1/2 miles according to DH's GPS. If you have little ones I'd advise getting a map, if they have one. There are usually clues to find, bit like a treasure hunt.
Thanks PipinJo, what makes it even more fantastic is that she was so prem, that really she should be just 2, so even more impressive. Unfortunately, 'they' stop correcting her age now, so she's 2.3
Well done MiniCrunchy - that's superb!
And MiniPrincess, wow, that's great! They won't give us a frame because DD is beginning to walk unaided and they feel she'll get into 'bad habits' with a frame, but it's so frustrating! She takes 5 or 6 steps then falls over... It seems to be worse this week - but I think she may be about to have a growth spurt, she's eating like a horse. Also she's dropped her daytime sleep so I guess she's getting a bit more tired too. Frustrating though because some days she can walk several metres, and then others she can barely string 3 steps together!
Crunchy, have you come across geocaching? Basically people hide plastic boxes in various places and then put their gps coordinates on a website such as this one and then other people armed with a gps device (smart phone would do the job) can try to find the box. Most have small objects you can swap inside. It's a great way of getting out and about! You'll be amazed how many there are around your home area!
Wow, such incredible progress!! Well done, all the mini's and parents who got them there!
I survived Poland with 23 teenagers (six under my direct care) but they're all NT. Now I am coping nicely with nearly 4yo (NT) DNephew - but that has more to do with the fact that DP has taken him off to the jetwash to clean my car
heehee, although he has just "surprised" me in the bath - he is now playing with my embarrassingly large collection of rubber duckies (and I'm wearing some clothes!!) Being fair to myself, all but 2 of the ducks are on their way to the charity shop for a (non-driving) friend and had been abandoned in the spare room en route, which is where DN found them