Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Perspective

Never underestimate a child's ability to put things into perspective for you. I am always so worried and concerned about how other children treat Rye, will they like him? do they think he is weird?  I was doing exactly that tonight while Rye was playing with a friend.  She was attempting to play with him and he was "doing his own thing" as usual.  She asked him a few questions and he had a somewhat bizarre answer.  She leans over to him and says, "Rye I love the way you always look at things in a different way".   He looked her right in the eye and said "thanks, that's my scooter but you can play with it".  She laughed and down the hill they went.

I have to remember to keep things in perspective by opening my mind more to the fact that he is going to be okay.  He can learn to engage more with people, he can learn to read, he can  learn to be more socially appropriate.  Here I am the one advocating for him on every level and when it comes right down to it I am also the one who is judging him the most.  Note to self...stop doing that! 

4 comments:

  1. We can learn so much from kids, can't we? It's great to be different!

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  2. Yep we sure can! I'm just getting my blog started hope to add more soon!!

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  3. Isn't that the great curse of motherhood? We are always looking at our kids and wondering how they are being interpreted by the world around them- does the world get that my kid is great? does the world know what he means when he says that? I worry about Jake with some of the offbeat things he says. As a mom, we all just want our kids to be understood and accepted. And as the people who have raised them, we are constantly evaluating them- the trick I think is to not let them know, and keep the evaluations to ourselves, and know that every one has a niche in the world. And the one Jake, or Rye falls into may be a different one- but who knows they may make being different a whole new level of cool ;)

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  4. I like that CC!! I agree! You know one of Rye's teachers once told me that she didn't know where Rye "went" sometimes but she sure would like to visit.

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