It is good to take a moment to celebrate how far our children really have come. Watching this video I am so proud of how well Noah is sitting. He has worked so hard to accomplish this and it was no easy feat. He worked on his core, his balance, his proprioception, and all aspects of himself just to sit up. And he isn’t just sitting; he is sitting up nice and straight.
Sometimes we can get so caught up in what are children are not doing that we forget how far they really have progressed, and how hard they worked to get there. Once we meet a goal in our therapy sessions we are on to the next one, often forgetting about what was just accomplished.
Let’s Celebrate, Not Compare
I have been doing a lot of comparing lately, and I don’t know why. I know we all do it whether we talk about it or not. I get frustrated that Noah has to work so hard to do all of these things. Our sitting marathon seemed to last forever. We waited so long for him to do this on his own. While typical children just sit one day and that is that.
So today I am going to celebrate Noah and his accomplishment. He is sitting perfectly. He is sitting and putting his hands up on a pretty awesome toy. Sitting has expanded his world and allowed him to experience new things. He has done countless sit-ups, swinging sessions, and ball exercises to get here and I am unbelievably proud It doesn’t matter what age he was when this happened… it happened, and it happened because he is one determined little man.
It is your turn to brag, what recent accomplishment has your child made that you can celebrate today! Let’s celebrate our children’s accomplishments, not compare them….whose with me?!