Friday, October 12, 2007
We take one step at a time.
Getting Elizabeth to her class at school is not one of my favourite activities in the mornings. It is a busy place lots of kids and parents coming and going. To get Elizabeth to her class we need to go down a set of stairs and drop off her bag at her cubby and continue up 2 sets of stairs to her class. Stairs are a challenge for Elizabeth she still requires complete assistance to get up and down, she needs cueing for each step and reminders for her hand placement. I really want to pick her up and carry her to speed up the process and avoid stares but this important for Elizabeth to learn as she needs to be independent. I really try to keep to one side to let everyone pass but one mom persistently tails behind us complaining the whole way. "I have places to go", "we need to hurry up" she tells her daughter behind us. Yes at one point I had places to go to but then came Elizabeth and she brought my life to a standstill and now to pace in which we can stop and admire everything on the way. Yes we take one step at a time but we see and experience more along the way.