Friday, February 20, 2009

on HIS own time table - February 20, 2009

I think Nathan is just as stubborn as Ellie. Today when Kim, the physical therapist, came we worked with Nathan for a half an hour to climb the first three stairs. It was painfully slow and Nathan didn't want anything to do with it. After that ordeal, Kim and I went upstairs leaving Nathan and Elisabeth down watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Ellie didn't want to be left behind and so she bolted upstairs to see the action. Of course, if Ellie isn't there, Nathan doesn't want to be there either. He crawled from the TV to the stairs and proceeded to climb all 13 stairs. Ellie cried out, "Mom, look at Nathan!" Well, she says this all the time so I ignored her while I was signing the paper Kim had for me. Ellie got mad and said, "MOM, Nathan's almost up the stairs!" So I went to the top of the staircase and sure enough in less than 3 minutes, Nathan had climbed to the top of 13 stairs. What a stinker! He just wants to do everything when no one is looking and when HE feels like it.

I'm glad he's making progress, but really, 30 minutes to climb 3 stairs?

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