Friday, December 12, 2008

Pretender

I feel like such a pretender these days. Such a wannabe. And now I feel like I'm bragging.

But here's the thing. Okay, supposedly I'm the mother of a child with special needs. But then I spend like five minutes watching Kiki play or babble to her mirror or laugh or eat or anything and everything and I think, "Where? Where is the special need part?"

The disability hat? Doesn't fit my daughter.

What has changed? My attitude, and that's all.

I feel so good these days. It's wonderful to wake up in the morning and not remind myself, like a mantra, "She will be okay. She will be okay." I don't have to anymore. Because suddenly I believe; I truly believe and have absolute faith in her.

It's also exactly a month and a week after I started taking Prozac. So you know.

Yep. That's my big confession for the year.

Now for bragging rights! She's pushing her walker car all over the living room. She'll walk it until she runs into something, then she'll drop into a squat and then sit and then crawl somewhere to do something else. She's also begun scooting around on her butt when she's carrying something somewhere. Hopefully she'll soon discover that walking is more efficient.

We're currently working with puzzles. She's not quite got it yet, but she's getting real close. And she's occasionally saying "Up" when she wants in my lap.

Havethe day off today so I'm gonna go play with my baby!!

2 comments:

YarnHacker K December 12, 2008 at 2:42 PM  

Brag, girl! Brag about that gorgeous, funny, very capable daughter of yours. I know I brag about her here - am forever showing her pics to my mom and aunt who are always thrilled by her. Kiki, like any child, will rise to expectations - expect the world for her and the world will be hers.

Kacey Bode December 13, 2008 at 8:08 PM  

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I am encouraged that your friends aunt knows people with Ds that read a lot. It's just always something new that I get to stress about : ) I like your confession for the year, I too am medicated, couldn't function without it!!

Kiki is SO cute, sounds like she is getting close to walking, man watch out when she does though, Ella is a whirlwind of TROUBLE, but I wouldn't want it any other way!

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