Sorry I haven't been around much this week; my creative juices haven't been flowing. I have been in kind of a funk. I guess this was a good thing, because my kids seem to learn the most when they are bored. Victoria has been practicing climbing up and down off the couch, over and over. I couldn't really see where she was going with her efforts.
Apparently, though, she had a plan. But first, a quick rest (that pumpkin shirt really gets around, doesn't it?).
With a drag, drag, here and a drag, drag there....
Then, use those little muscles to pull herself up onto the arm of the couch. Ok, cute Victoria, but, really, what's the point here?
Hold on a minute.....is she.....?
She is! She is trying to stand without any help. Should I try to help her a little? Na!
And, she did it!!!! She obviously knew what she was doing the whole time. Yet one more thing doctors and physical therapists said she would never be able to do. I always worried that she would just have to lie on the floor like a slug and wait for someone to help her stand up.
So, now that Victoria has proven that she is definitely not a slug, (thank you very much for not helping mom), we needed to design something that could be a little more portable. It's kind of hard to drag the arm of the couch around when you need to stand up. These pillows are keep falling over, so if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.
I think she is pretty darn pleased with herself!
Believe me, this is much harder than it looks. You need a lot of arm strength to pull up your whole body without bending your legs. I can't do it at all!
Don't worry, Francesca, your post of amazing things is coming really soon!
She doesn't need any help getting to her walker now either.
And I am outta here!
That face says it all! And she figured it out all by herself. Guess I should be in a funk more often!