Friday, November 9, 2007
I asked for it
We are getting our morning dose of Backyardigans (is that how you spell it) and Ben is leaning against the rocking foot stool "rocking and bopping". This is an action very close to the self stimulating throwing back of his head, kicking out of his legs and pulling up on his shoulders. We are trying to encourage Ben to slow down with this action because like anything else this becomes an over-used habit if not redirected and because his balance is poor, lands him on the floor way to often. Well he landed on the floor again. This time on top of a Lego that we are playing with. It hurt! I know it did because the look of the Lego mark made me cringe. After a few minutes of comfort I remind him to practice keeping his balance to protect his body. This standard reminder is met with a new burst of tears! He looked right at me and said "But Mama, I really like to dance!" and fell into my arms. Do you ever feel like your heart might break right out of your chest?