A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Small Things Saturday


This is a new movement, started by a few moms like me: smart, funny, gorgeous, with a side of a kid with special needs. We're spending our Saturday mornings appreciating the small things. It might just be a pic, a paragraph, a line or two.

Here goes:

Today I'm appreciating my ability to be present and able to appreciate. In the past two weeks, I've been blown away by my bird's ability to function with what she's working with. For example, I picked her up from school yesterday (they swim at school on Fridays- amazing, I know) and the teacher told me that she was able to tread water longer than ANY of the other kids. Reminder: all the other kids are normy kids in her full inclusion classroom. So, this means that my little bird with the muscle disease out-treaded (a word?) all those other kiddos!! She is amazing!!


16 comments:

Jessica said...

Awww, I love it, go Little Bird!!!

Heather said...

way to go!! you must be so proud :)

Chris P-M said...

That is SO amazing!!! I teach swim lessons (it's one of my PT jobs) and see SO many kiddos just THRIVE in the water. Our therapist referred to the benefits it has had for my son as a kind of "re-birthing" experience (I know...the term weirds me out, but given the water metaphor it works). Swimming has done wonders for us! Way to go Little Bird :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Go Little Bird!
Great project/ series- I will look forward to these sat posts!

Ginny Marie said...

How cool that she gets to have swimming class at school! What a great program!

Cheryl D. said...

How fabulous--and doesn't sound like a small thing to me!

Momma Chaos said...

Wow, that's wonderful!! Go Little Bird! Sounds like she's out to wow them :)

Lynn said...

Soooooo awesome. I need to look into swimming for Audrey. That's something we haven't ever done...

I need to get in on this Saturday thing...

trydefyinggravity said...

Fantastic! You go girl!

trydefyinggravity said...

Fantastic! You go girl!

TherExtras said...

You might not know, but I think swimming is WONDERFUL! Big accomplishment for Little Bird - in small part to everyone who supports her in getting into that pool. Barbara

PS Is 'Blog Hop' the new what-used-to-be using Mr. Linky? Gotta keep my blog-vocabulary up.

Dani G said...

So awesome! I'm so proud.

Thanks for all the kind words, peeps!

tulpen said...

She out-treaded the f**k out of the normies!! F***ing right!!!

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