It didn't seem like a special day. We woke up and PJ had an early therapy session, leaving us our entire morning for fun and adventure! The weather took a turn for the slightly warmer and less wet, so PJ and I ventured outside to get some fresh air.
On a whim, I got PJ's little balance bike and helmet out of the basement. PJ got them as gifts from
PJ went all Lance Armstrong on me! He hopped on and propelled along, carefully holding the handle bars and listening to my help ("Sit up on the seat, Buddy! Okay, now push with your feet!Oh, NO, you may not ride in the street to go look at the stop sign!"). He was persistent, patient, and was having fun!
|Taking a break!|
The other big deal was a light at the end of the potty training tunnel- PJ had his first completely accident-free day! He stayed dry through therapy, through play time, through errands, and through more play time after dinner. He used the potty at Barnes & Noble with no fear and tons of cheers ("Pees pees on the potty HOORAY!"), much to the amusement of our restroom-mates. He still needs to be led to the potty vs. asking to go on his own, but he is obviously getting the idea of waiting to go when he's on the potty instead recognizing the urge to go. We will continue to work on helping him build the communication skills to let us know when he has to use the bathroom but for now, this victory was a huge deal!
Bikes and bathroom breaks don't seem like much, but for us, it was a day of ordinary miracles and big darn deals. After tonight, Pete will enjoy a few days off, and I can't wait to see what milestones we can hit as a whole family!