|Wearing pink beads and no pants makes|
you go faster!
Felix learnt a new 'big boy' skill today. He has a little bike, without pedals, which has to be ridden by him pushing it along with his feet. Until today, he has loved sitting on it or being pushed up the hall by his brothers, but he hadn't developed the coordination to move it himself. Today, for the very first time, he moved himself forward a metre all by himself. It wasn't far, but did he look proud of himself! He was even making motorbike noises with his mouth; anyone would have thought he'd just ridden it around the block.
|Felix let Noah play with his precious|
One thing I wanted to address in this blog isn't intended to be controversial, but is something I wanted to mention because it seems to come up often amongst parents of kids with Down Syndrome lately. There seem to be a lot of comparisons being made about what some children are able to do and what others aren't able to do yet. I, personally, believe that each parent in the Down Syndrome community should be celebrating with each other, and supporting each other, when it comes to their children's milestones. It doesn't matter if one child does something so much earlier than another. That individual child should be celebrated for that milestone, just as another child should be celebrated for reaching that same milestone years later!! Our children are all different and shouldn't be compared. The range of 'normal' for a child with Down Syndrome reaching milestones is huge compared to regular kids, and it doesn't matter how early or late those milestones are reached. What is most important is supporting each other in, what can sometimes be, a frustrating journey. Let's cheer for the little ones who walk before their first birthday, but let's also cheer for those who take their first steps when they are seven!
|Kisses for you all x x x|