Since the time I have put Aarshia to a normal mainstream school, She has been surprising me with her sweet little achievements daily. It is also heartening to see the school people putting in that little more effort to make her blend in the group easily. Kudos to all the schools that go an extra mile for making our children feel “normal” . Got a call from aarshia’s school asking to come for a detailed assessment with a new hired OT.
How much a child hates to go to school during vacations, only a mother can understand:) so I had to bribe her, not that I do it often, but even mama wanted a motivation to drive in 42 degree temperature that too exactly at noon…
There was a long list of things, aarshia was supposed to do, including mazes, ball throwing, balancing on trampoline, coloring, matching, kicking the ball, sorting, beading and some other things to assess the areas where that extra little push is needed and let me confess here but this little girl surprised me with some things that I didn’t think she would be able to do ( Its amazing how our little bundles of joy, keep throwing us off the chair in awe..)…so,she was supposed to do a maze where she had to take a duck to her ducklings. It looked something like this..
It went on for almost 2 hours and were we both tired..? We were exhausted, so mama promised aarshia for a pizza for her amazing work.
The new teacher was impressed with her and the old ones had a proud face to show. Nobody realized but the happiest was the mama 😀
So we all went out in the evening for celebrating..
There was one more reason, for having that pizza evening and that is, I finally got aarshia’s ears pierced!! Have been preparing myself for a really long time and I knew the longer I take, the difficult it would be for both of us. So had to face my fears and got it done yesterday. Trust me, it wasn’t easy. Thanks to my sister for holding aarshia the entire time..( God bless the families!!)
For a moment I regretted the decision but a minute later, aarshia was fine, not crying but shocked..and an ice cream later, laughing. So a great step for the girlhood..:)
Tomorrow is going to be a great day again as mama is gearing up for some new challenges..a new project may be!!
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