My baby boy.
Oh this boy.
He is my dream come true & so much more.
He drives me so crazy one minute, then turns around & melts my heart.
It was the first thing I fell in love with when I saw his referral pictures.
I've thought for a long time about doing some type of update on Milo's limb difference.
I've gone back and forth with it because,
there's not much to update.
I've already posted about Milo's school experiences so far.
There really isn't anything that I can honestly think of that this boy cannot do.
He may do it differently than others, but he can do it!
We had a little incident last week with some kids at Xandra's bus stop.
But all in all, it really wasn't a big deal at all.
Milo doesn't usually wait with us at her bus stop (another example of Matt's & my policy of "divide & conquer").
But Matt had an early morning appointment, so Milo got to wave his sister off.
A couple boys walked up & stared at Milo - blatantly (& if I'm honest, a little rudely; but they are little boys so... I'll let that go).
Then they began saying he was "weird"& "looked weird."
I corrected them - "He's not weird, he's different. We're all different. If you have a question about him, please ask me. But please don't call him weird."
They didn't really ask any questions we haven't heard before:
"What happened to his arm?"
"Is he from China?"
"Are you his mom?"
As I always do in these situations, I second-guessed all of my responses, my tone, how long I waited before I "stuck up" for my son, how Milo "heard" my answers & will answer these questions himself later on....
Does it ever get easier??
Matt has been thinking about it a lot, and thinks it might be good for him.
Not so much for me.
I really don't think he needs it.
He does everything - & I mean everything - including a lot of things I don't want him to do!
I can see both sides of this issue, pros & cons for each case.
But, for now, I'm in the camp of "let him be."
Because he's doing so well, and because he's still growing (lordy! is he growing!!), I think we could just save the couple/few hundred dollars it would cost to refit him every time he outgrows it.
We'll reevaluate again in a few months (& probably will forever more).
Matt took him (no more home visits-boo!!)...
& apparently, he did really well!
I'm really happy about it.
After last school year, when we took the summer off, I was pretty discouraged.
We hadn't been making any progress, except for what he was picking up at his school
(which is one of the huge reasons we wanted to keep him there!).
So, now he'll be getting good practice at both places.
Love it when things work out like that!!
So that's my non-update on Milo.
Not too interesting... but that's where we are.
Love that boy!!
Anyone know of a way to keep a kid in their crib? Milo's driving me nutty with all the climbing out! He even managed to scare the bejesus out of Xandra this morning - he got up way too early, climbed out of bed, snuck into Xandra's room...
& let's just say, I woke up to insanely loud screams at 6 am.
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