We took Lila out of private PT and enrolled her in dance and gymnastics. She always has a great time at dance class but I'm starting to think that she loves gymnastics even more. (And it's so cute when she tries to say the word "gymnastics".)
You can tell that the teachers in the class enjoy working with kids, and they make it so fun! All the kids always look like they are having such a good time. They do organized activities on the mats, then let the kids run around and play.
I love it because Lila has become so much more confident. Eighteen months ago, before she started "sensory-focused" OT, there's no way she would have enjoyed this class. She would have been on the sidelines watching the other kids. Now, she's right in the middle of everything, sometimes taking more chances than I would like her to. LOL
Oh, and I also love it because the parents get to watch from outside the room, enjoying adult conversation. : ) Is it wrong to say that is the best part for me?
One good thing about Lila being on antibiotics for almost 3 months straight is that she hasn't missed any classes~ either dance or gymnastics.
I've been thinking a lot about Lila's health issues and how she hasn't made much (or any) progress in school this year because of her health and a bad situation at her former public school. It has really gotten me down. It seems like she was making such great progress and then, BAM. In some ways, she basically just stopped. But when I really think about it, I see a few areas in which she has progressed.
If Lila didn't have Down Syndrome, I wouldn't have met most of my awesome friends in this area! And when she struggles with and overcomes certain things, that gives me the opportunity to share our experience with others and hopefully help them on their journey. And the list goes on.
Focusing on the positive today. There's so much good stuff.