Today was busy for the kids and I. I had forgotten about Deeds appointments with his occupational therapist and his speech therapist. To forget one is forgivable, to forget both is just a sign that I’m dropping balls I’m juggling.
JD LOVES his OT, Mark. When the doorbell rang he came screaming into the room “Is Mark, is Mark!” We talked a lot about doing some more therapy to help deeds with his balance and coordination since the cerebral palsy is effecting both. We are going to look into building him a low balance beam to go with all the other OT things we have in the family room. Soon we’ll have to move out the couches to make room!
Speech therapy was awesome as well. He was quite impressive and even used a 5 word sentience with Alyssa! That’s a big deal for him. We giggled at him chatting with her while she tried to help him make a project. His growth in the past few months with his communication has been amazing.
After the therapy appointments we rushed to the university so I could turn in a final project and return a book. Pushing a double stroller on campus got us quite the looks. Especially with JD chanting “5,4,3,2,1″ over and over.
On our way out of the bookstore I stopped at the computer department and showed Deeds an iPad. I’m not sure what I was thinking. Here is the conversation:
Mom- Deeds, what’s this?
Mom- Do you know what it is?
JD- BIG IPOD! I trade?
JD (handing me our iPod touch)- Here little iPod! Unplug big! UNPLUG!
Five minutes later I finally got him to let go of the iPad and we left the store. I was proud he is finally getting the concept of a trade or sharing. It was amazing to watch his little fingers open and close applications on the big device. His face was pure joy while he was playing with it. The salesman thought it was pretty awesome. We created a monster when we taught him how to point with the iPod touch. He kept asking me to “Put Ninja on it”. He has this little ninja game on the iPod touch that we’ll give him as a reward and he is officially addicted. I refuse to show him that the PS3 is actually a gaming system and not just a DVD player. One day, but not yet. I am not ready to fight that battle.