Eating corn on the cob is a simple, every day thing. That's why I am so proud to show you this picture! Most importantly, look at the left hand! Ty gripped the corn with his left hand and lifted it to his mouth without any prompting or assistance. His fingers are still in a spastic position, but the level of control he has is finally improving a bit! He had a great day today. He was strong, he was walking well and he was happy.
Gavin, on the other hand, had me dangling from the end of my rope all day. He has been saying "no" and defying me nonstop. I am so glad that he finally went to bed and is sleeping soundly :) He just had one of those days, I guess. I would say, "It's time for a yummy lunch, yay!" and he says "No, mama, it's not time for lunch! It's not yummy!" Okay. I give him a munchkin for dessert and he calls it a cookie. I correct him and tell him it is a mini donut, and he says "No, mama, it's not a donut, it's a cookie!" Okay. He asks me how old he is so I tell him he is two and a half, and he yells "No, mama, I'm NOT two half!" "You're not? How old are you?" "I'm FOUR!" he tells me. I took the two boys to CVS for a treat and Gavin was completely out of control. He refused to sit in his car seat so I had to physically pin him down each time we got in and out of the car. Then, people don't realize that Ty can't walk so I have to carry him while trying to get my giant two year old to follow me/hold my hand/listen to a small percentage of what I say. He kept dropping limp to the floor while I would try to pull him up and drag him across the street while onlookers worried that I was pulling his arm out of his socket. So embarrassing. It was just one of those unbelievable days.
I think it's fair to say that every one of us has had those moments with our kids, right? I swear, sometimes he gives me more stress than Ty's chronic illness! In a very normal way, of course. I certainly don't mean to complain. I am just sharing a bit of my every day life and admitting that sometimes the little things bother me too, even after all I've been through. As much as I want to practice what I preach and enjoy EVERY moment, it's simply impossible :) I am not amazing, I am normal. Ty is amazing and he inspires me to try harder to be better.