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DS did something AMAZING!

(33 Posts)
hazeyjane Tue 30-Apr-13 16:24:04

Ds has been going to a music group for over about 2 years, the woman who runs it is lovely, she has introduced a lot of makaton into the session, and really tries to get ds involved when he struggles.

There is a bit at the beginning of the group where she will take a couple of children by the hand and walk them around the circle to shake all the other children's hands. Ds has never been able to do it, I walk him around, and most times, he just won't go and gets very upset.

Today she took his hand, and he walked around with her, and shook everyone's hand and beamed at me as he came back!

It was such a moment that everyone cheered. I am so proud of him.smile

ouryve Tue 30-Apr-13 16:26:12

Yay!

Ineedmorepatience Tue 30-Apr-13 16:27:49

Brilliant hazey and well done minihazey grin

SallyBear Tue 30-Apr-13 16:35:29

Such a gorgeous little munchkin. smilesmilesmile

HotheadPaisan Tue 30-Apr-13 17:13:51

Woot! Well done mini-hazey, how lovely.

lougle Tue 30-Apr-13 17:28:59

Those are the moments to hang on to smile

moondog Tue 30-Apr-13 18:07:22

That's a really big step!!

AtYourCervix Tue 30-Apr-13 18:12:48

Hurrah! That really is amazing. Well done that boy (and his mum!)

hazeyjane Tue 30-Apr-13 18:59:16

I know, I keep grinning, thinking of him tottering around with her, he looked like he'd been doing it all his life!

On top of this he had a great session at preschool, partly because they have agreed with my suggestion of him starting later and finishing earlier. There was a little girl who drew him a picture of a fire engine, and was being so sweet with him. Ds's 1-1 and I explained to the little boy who kept asking, 'why does that boy have a baby chair?', 'why has that boy got a baby cup', 'why won't you talk to me'.......etc etc that ds has a problem with his muscles, so he gets tired and needs to sit in a big strong chair, and that ds talks with his hands and will have a special machine that he will be able to talk to him with (eyes like saucers at that one!) etc. He was great and asked if ds would like to play ball, which we did with ds's 1-1. It was a really good day.

PolterGoose Tue 30-Apr-13 19:09:16

That's all lovely hazey grin

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Tue 30-Apr-13 19:24:00

aww that's brilliant hazey grin

WilsonFrickett Tue 30-Apr-13 19:29:55

Brill! grin

MareeyaDolores Tue 30-Apr-13 20:01:35

grin

Flappingandflying Tue 30-Apr-13 20:03:45

Wonderful!

moosemama Tue 30-Apr-13 20:06:38

That's fantastic Hazey. You have brought a smile to my face for the first time today. smile

Go MiniHazey! grin

Wow grin

RinkyDinkyDoo Tue 30-Apr-13 21:30:20

Loving that story!!!! Just fab. grin x

Shellywelly1973 Tue 30-Apr-13 21:38:11

Your posts have made my heart swell.

As a parent of a child with complex needs i often find joy in the most unexpected ways.

Im so pleased for you wouldn't& your Ds...here's to more joy!!!

NoHaudinMaWheest Tue 30-Apr-13 21:39:29

Oh Hazey that's lovely.

Shellywelly1973 Tue 30-Apr-13 21:40:20

Sorry ignore the wouldn't...predictive texting on my mobile after a three hour putting Ds to bed session...I need a cup of tea!

hazeyjane Tue 30-Apr-13 21:55:35

Thankyou everyone, it is lovely being able to come on here and celebrate our dc's achievements.

Dh and I have celebrated by drinking a glass of prosecco and eating all some of the Lindt sea salt chocolate, that my lovely friend left outside my door yesterday.

smile

DisAstrophe Tue 30-Apr-13 21:59:22

Aw that is great news - he sounds like a proper smasher grin

Bluebirdonmyshoulder Tue 30-Apr-13 22:46:05

Well done, fantastic achievements!

zzzzz Tue 30-Apr-13 22:52:27

How wonderful.

Sometimes I feel sorry for the other Mums, I mean the "normal" ones, they'll never know how utterly incredible it is to not follow the normal developmental path. The peaks are truly breathtaking.

HONK of pure joy! grin

coff33pot Tue 30-Apr-13 22:54:46

oh wow! I am so glad I popped on and saw this!

Well done mini hazey what a star! grin

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