OK I'll say it... I am feeling very anxious about summer with Riley this year. We have joked that Riley had been therapized. OK for those of you who don't speak "Mary" and may not haul your kids to therapy multiple times a week from the time they were infants therapized is the ability of a kid to know how to respond to a situation only because they have been going to therapy of some sort multiple times a week for their entire life and don't know anything else. Anyway, I too have been therapized when it comes to Riley. Riley started at the Spokane Guild school when he was 10 weeks old. That's approximately 250 therapy sessions that we have been to over the last three years. Its what we do. That doesn't even count the fact that he has been in preschool 4 days a week for the last 6 months. We have 2 days of school left and Riley's schedule goes from 5 days a week of preschool and or therapy to two secessions a week. One OT appointment on Monday mornings and one speech appointment on Fridays. I know that I'll settle into this lovely relaxing schedule but I am having some anxiety about it all. Riley is making so much progress at school it seems crazy to stop. I know we aren't really stopping but somehow our work at home seems so very different to me than going to school. I don't want to slow the momentum Riley has going.
I'm sure we will have a ton of laughs no matter what activities we spend our time doing this summer. Riley works so hard to be like Rex that I'm sure we will spend lots of time playing ball and reading books. Riley loves when Rex reads to him...almost has much as he enjoys Big Bird these days.
Lately when I have these crazy anxiety issues over silly things I try to focus on all that Riley does and I know that he will continue to add skills. I can't even tell you how many times I have watched this video and laughed. That laugh gives me great confidence in Riley's future. Riley was singing to the bus driver and by the time they made it home the driver was in tears of laughter. Riley was singing Lollipop. LALALALA POP!!! I tried to have him repeat for me when I got home since he was so full of it but you'll just have to watch to see how he performed for me. I'm a firm believer that laughter is good for the soul so I hope you laugh loudly while sitting in front of your computer!