Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Reflections of vacation

Does this look like a picture of a kid with sensory processing issues?  Two years ago, Isaac freaked out on play ground equipment, looking very unbalanced.  While kids younger than him zoomed across the rickety bridge he stood in place frozen with fear and holding on as if experiencing an earthquake.  Last week Isaac went tubing behind his grandpa's boat.  This is a picture of him after he pushed his dad and uncle off the tube because he wanted to do it all by himself.  The water, noise of the boat, speed, wind, and rocking of the tube did not bother him in the least.  He loved every minute of his Lake Wallenpaupack experience, and so did this mom as I reflected on how different Isaac is today from the boy he was two years ago.

Also, every night before bed Isaac would go around my in-law's house and give everyone a hug good night.  This is the boy who would barely make eye contact, never mind initiate affection to a house full with relatives he hasn't seen in a very long time.  This almost four year old boy is everything I could have hoped for.  I'm proud of how far he has come.

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