Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Day 6

Em had pretty much the same night- up twice with Mom. She had a relaxing morning with a special delivery from the Wallin's (Thank You). Next was a visit from her BFF (Grace) and her mom (we will call her mom Mandy, since that is what she goes by and it will help to minimize the confusion from here on out!). They played, had lunch and all the girls (minus Teagan and Grammie) went to the sanctuary. Mom and Emma returned to pick me up for her PT appt, Trina and Maddie went to the mall to ride the carousel and Grammie and T played in the yard.
I've been having some anxiety over the PT after yesterday and Em's fear. Today, she just woke up from a short nap and didn't want to get out of the car. Anxiety increasing at this point! Got her out and into the office and we were introduced to Don. Right away he was interacting with her as I wish everyone would to make her comfortable. She was playing tired, tough and didn't want to trust him until about 1/3 of the way through the appt. Then she opened up and had a great time. Don made PT fun for her- one example was blowing bubbles and having her stretch to pop them using silly voices and names. To put it simply- Don didn't mind making an ass of himself to get Em to do what she needed to do. I wish everyone could take a page out of his book and put their little kid personality to work. Emma did a great job and Don's my new favorite. Although I understand everyday isn't going to be perfect, Don has reduced my Play Time anxiety for now! Mom, Dad and Emmy left with smiles on our face and Em says, "I love Don"! So we went and got Em a new shoe...

1 comment:

  1. I love u Em! xoxo You are so brave!