Posted by Steph in
0 Kindergarten, 1 Year Post-Treatment, on Thursday, December 18. 2008 at
So, about his physical strength....when I watch him run, after he gets home from school, he takes a huge, huge stride and really swings his arms and really moves his hips. I'm amazed watching him. He has come home from school and said his friends are always faster than him. He says, "D and B just go running right past me and get way ahead of me." The thing is, now that he started eating his lunch again (he went a week or so without eating and he was getting physically exhausted), when he gets off the bus, he wants to walk home, even run. Alexa wants to run with him. If she gets anywhere near him, from behind, he turns around and yells at her to, "Get away!" "Stop it!" And, I'm not sure what the right thing to do is, but I want him to win, sometimes. I ask Alexa to let Asher beat her home. And, he is fast, but after a full day of school, come 3pm, he's pretty tired, physically. If it were in the morning, I think he could beat Alexa in a running race. Anyway....
He's growing up, so fast, right before my eyes. If I ever doubted my decision not to put him into formal physical therapy, I don't anymore. One half a year in kindergarten, two to three recesses a day, PE every eight days I think it is, has helped him so much! And, I'm not taking him out of the classroom for PT at school, where he is learning to read and write, which at this point is more important at school since I struggle getting him to 'study' at home. He has so much more confidence now that he's in school. He's gaining independence. He's maturing and amazing me, every week.
Two more days of school and second quarter is over. He then has two weeks off for winter break. I'm also excited, because in January he has a couple of days off of school, and they happen to land right before his 6th birthday and right after, giving us a long four day weekend. So, we're hoping to take a little trip. We'll see how it plays out.
Posts like this one just make me smile and I can just imagine Asher jumping higher and higher. It IS scary when the little ones follow their lead, though. LOL
I'm celebrating Asher's strength with you today, Steph.
Yay!!!! Go Asher!!!!!
I'm so glad that he's getting so very much stronger and growing so well, Steph!!! That's such great news! Now - Andrew imitating him by jumping off the couch behind him - LOL, but eek!!!!!
Happy Holidays guys! Seems life is on fast track for all of us, but I think of you often!!!!
When Sean was 16 months old, Steven and 3 other kids age 3 and under were gathered around our coffee table doing I don't remember what and I was in the kitchen with my friend.
Suddenly she gasped and pointed and there was Sean, standing on the arm of the couch, looking like he was about to jump.
The kids were close together and there was this small slot between two of them at the coffee table (which is glass).
So before I can get over to Sean, he jumps off the arm of the couch and precisely lands between the two other kids without disturbing them or the coffee table. My friend almost fainted.
But that was Sean. At 12 months he'd stand on top of the bouncy horse and bounce the springs.
I finally decided that he was exceptionally talented in that area and that as long as he wasn't in serious danger or seriously endangering anyone else, I should let him do it.
So that's a really long-winded way of saying that I think you should encourage Asher to do what he's able and to push the envelope a little. Just mitigate the risk as best you can.
In our area, spring Little League signups have already happened, but they continue to accept until January. I absolutely love our Little League program, the coaches are great and I wish I'd started my kids earlier.
Asher is old enough. If he's at all amenable to it, you might look into it. At his age it's either tee ball or coach pitch, but it's been great for both my boys, the athletic one and the not-so athletic one with the brain tumor. One year there was another medullo survivor on his team.
If you do, just make sure you call them in advance and explain Asher's issues, it will ensure that he's not placed on one of the more competitive teams.