Day Twenty

What She Wore: Ratty blue tee, blue jean capris, funny red canvas shoes with a peep-toe and a bow. Workin’ clothes!

Spent more time today peeling wallpaper–I should take a “during” picture to show the gigantic mess that I’m making. I’m making some discoveries about my little son as well.

When objects dangle in front of Charlie he waves his arms around, but doesn’t make very much contact. He sort of looks like a deranged cheerleader. I was starting to wonder if he was trying to get them or if I was just imagining it.

Well, I shouldn’t doubt the little guy.

The Vision Therapist taught us how to set up stations that made using vision easy. Basically, we hang brightly colored things VERY close, so he has a chance to reach them. My mother-in-law is a pro at this kind of stuff, so she bought one of those jingle bell things that people hang on their door knobs during the holidays. She suspended it from the kitchen counter and placed Charlie in his chair very close.

He starts waving his little arms.

Again and again.

Then, he made contact!

And again!

I got a view of his personality–determined. He will try and try until he hits that jingle bell and exibits far more patience than I could ever muster.

He may have challenges ahead of him, but I have no doubt that it’s that determination that’s gotten him this far.

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  1. Oh he is wonderful. Go Charlie Go!!

    My son will scream from 6 to 8 or basically be miserable for those 2 hours. And I think you are right in thinking that maybe he is fighting the sleep. I have since realized that my son is not a real fan of the dark or the twilight and it really use to bug him.

    THe joys of motherhood LOL

  2. Nadine Hightower says:

    Patience, grasshopper!

  3. Small Town Girl says:

    Have a good weekend working on the house. I’m so excited for you!

    Way to go Charlie! Just one more thing to add to your list of things to be thankful for!

  4. Okay, now that I’m caught up a little: The house “before” looks like it’ll make a great “after”. Don’t know what to say about Charlie because I’ve had nights like that with my babies and I admit to handling them…not very well.

    Regarding your comment on Cheyenne: no offense taken whatsoever; in fact, I have wondered the same thing so I’m keeping an extra close eye on her and watching for the typical symptoms…Looking back I may have gone through what technically was depression at that age as well. I’m hoping she’ll pull out of it on her own, but knowing what I know now, I am not opposed to seeking medical care for her…although I would like to keep trying alternatives to medicines, if we can, especially at her age; like I said we’re keeping her busy and talking a lot. Ach. We’ll see. Fingers crossed and all that.

    Have a happy thanksgiving! Toni

  5. Hey! I have a baby gym you could put
    his bouncy chair under! Email me if you want me to send it, you can hang all kinds of stuff on it! It would hang over him like an X.

    Funny you have before pics, I just put up after pics…lol.

    How do you like the new blog-genre’?

    Cheers to the new house!

  6. sounds like he is doing great. With that kind of patience and determination he’ll get where ever he wants to go. He make take a wee bit longer, but he’ll still get there!
    Congrats on the house and it looks great, can’t wait to see what it looks like when your done!

  7. charlie’s determination and fighting skills will take him very, very far – i have no doubt about that!

    happy thanksgiving to you and your boys!

  8. That is awesome! Keep up the good work Charlie! Make lots of noise for your mama!