Monday, August 9, 2010

Imagination Movers "never give up"!

Yes, I definitely watch way too much Imagination Movers.  But what can I say, it makes my 2 year old very, very happy!  Today the girls and I went to the Children's Museum because Monday mornings are reserved for ages 3 and under.  I thought this would be easier for Reagan to adventure around without older kids there.  I want to continue trying to take her to places for typical children so she can have as much exposure to other children before she starts preschool next year.

She seemed to really have fun and explored every inch of the museum about 3 times...she walked, and walked, and walked.  I tried to stay focused on the positives and not give into my emotions or anxiety.  Reagan was having fun and that should have been all that mattered.  But, I could no longer fight back the tears that were already on the verge when a woman was less than pleasant.  She picked up her son and took him to a different part when Reagan walked to the area where he was playing.  I then became the crazy lady with tears in her eyes for no apparent reason.  Thankfully a friend was there so I could go to the restroom and regroup while she kept an eye on the kids.  I ran into the same lady several other times, remember how I said we covered every square inch about three times?, and she would give Reagan a look each time.  I don't know what her deal was!  I am sure she was just curious and I was already emotional.  But, it was different than the look I see from other parents out of the corner of their eye.

Anyway, back to the title.  We will keep getting out there and trying places, especially if it makes the children happy.  I know that Lauren also enjoyed seeing all the new sites while riding along in the Baby Bjorn.  It has occurred to me though that I have not seen any other special needs children at any of the places that we have been going.  I am curious what other families do...


  1. so interesting that you mentioned you hadn't seen other special needs children...because i always wonder if there are and i just don't know it! sometimes i think leah could pass as a normal child...especially if she's wearing her brace and it's not as noticeable.

    so glad you got out even if it was emotional. and so glad reagan had fun. FOUR days!

  2. The lady you write about certainly had no idea of what a bright, inquisitive and thorough little girl Reagan is. Don't pay attention to what others may say or do- they just don't understand. I think it is fabulous that you're taking her out and about- keep doing that. It's healthy! Love you!

  3. I just found your blog via and the walk that you have coming up soon. I taught children with severe autism for many years so I can completely understand your frustration as I had many parents experiance the same situation. I know that many of my parents would take their kiddos to the bounce houses. There is also a wonderful park in San Antonio called Morgans Wonderland.
    It's never really crowded but even if it is, you can be rest assured that nobody will stare or question. I take my kiddos's fun for everyone!