November 3, 2009

A Big Boy Day

Normally, I try to limit the number of activities I subject Bertrand to on therapy days, but happily today Bertrand proved that my over-protectiveness is no longer necessary! He handled six crazy errands and then his occupational therapy at Shriners Hospital like a pro. At one point I was holding him on my hip at Ace Hardware, talking to him about paints and enamels (he wanted a yellow spray paint can but I explained to him that we needed clear enamel spray) and he was so engaged, it felt like I had a normal baby. He sat on the counter, flirted with the cashier and "helped" me check out. He was so well behaved all morning and afternoon that I thought he'd certainly fall apart at therapy. Bertrand proved me wrong! At the start of therapy he communicated he was thirsty WITH A SIGN (not a fuss!), drank, and proceeded to have a fuss free therapy session! He is now taking a well-deserved nap, and I can't help but feel so proud of my big boy. Days like today give me hope for tomorrow. :)


  1. I love your summary! I can picture Bertrand and you at Ace Hardware!
    My love and kisses,
    Titi Lili

  2. When I read posts like this it just makes me misty eyed with happiness! Now if only *all* the little boys in our lives (and you know which ones I am thinking about) could handle themselves with such panache and aplomb!

  3. That's wonderful, Cristina!! How sweet that he can sign with you! I loved reading this post!