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...
Abby's first visit to Boston for the IGF-1 Trial
3 years ago