Earlier this week, Bea, Josie's dedicated physical therapist, removed the seat from Josie's gait trainer. Josie was NOT happy. She'd grown accustomed to relaxing in the seat. Now she's actually expected to stand, bear weight on her feet, and take steps. Did Bea really think our little diva was going to nod, smile and enthusiastically endorse this absurd plan?!
You know that stereotype about the terrible twos? How about the stereotype about people with Down syndrome being stubborn? Well, Josie's not really interested in dispelling either of those notions. She is, however, interested in exercising her right to say "no"...about a thousand times a day (insert exasperated sigh here).
my daughter also says no alot. wish she would never have learned that word lol. hopefully she starts walking soonReplyDelete
Oh dear. Give Cora a few months and she'll be right there with Josie. She SO does not do things that she CAN do until she WANTS to. And she's 13 months with no words and not even remotely close to walking. Ha! She even looks a bit like Josie! I am in trouble!!!ReplyDelete
Have you thought of inviting a neighborhood toddler in to take over her gait trainer and show her how much fun it is?? Or would Josie just smile and think 'good, at least somebody is gonna get some use out of that thing!' (?)ReplyDelete
I'm with Leah ... give Miss K a few months and she'll be joining Josie in the "no" department! I keep telling myself (and anyone else who will listen) that her stubbornness will serve her well when she is older; we just have to survive the toddler years (and teen years!).ReplyDelete
Silly girl! Arina is both of those things, and a little extra naughty thrown right in there!!ReplyDelete
Josie is so precious, and determined! Good luck to her mama!ReplyDelete
Emily's favorite thing to do right now is act like she's 2 and she enjoys saying "no" even more than that :-) Josie is such a cutie!ReplyDelete
oh dear, that little "no" is too precious :( It would be very hard to be her mommy and watch her cry. You are an amazing Mommy!ReplyDelete