Having a child with global delays can be tough. It sucks that he literally has to be taught everything – how to walk, how to talk, even how to play. You would think watching him struggle with walking, talking, self-help, etc. would make me immune to feeling hurt that he can’t do the littler things. But for some reason the fact that he couldn’t play was really eating at me. I mean, having to teach a child how to play? It seems like if there’s one thing all kids can do, regardless of ability, it’s play.
Well, after a lot of hard work and therapy (yes, they have therapy to teach kids how to play), Trevor has had a breakthrough. He instigated pretend play all on his own! He pushed his shopping cart across the kitchen floor and even said “shopping”! I was so proud I had to take a picture:
The second inchstone I’d like to share happened today at the doctor’s office. Trevor stood on the big kid scale all by himself! It’s so nice that he can be weighed in an age-appropriate way now. And he didn’t even cry when they weighed and measured him. That is also a huge inchstone all in itself 🙂
As hard as it was to fill out the developmental checklist at the doctor’s office today, and see in black and white all of the things he can’t do yet, I’m thrilled to report his progress. He may be behind, but he is moving forward on his own timeline. I am so proud of all he has accomplished.