This morning I sent Zach (the Child Formerly Known as Pip Squeak) out to bring in the mail. Normally, it takes him a few minutes longer that it would his twin brother, but today for some reason he was up and down the driveway like a BB out of a air gun. (The reasons why he moved so quickly? Well, first, it's hot as Hades out there. And second, there have been about a million home invasions in our county this summer and the boys watch the news a lot. And also NCIS and Criminal Minds. Those things combined would light a fire under anyone's butt!)
Anyway, he ran up the front steps, burst through the door, shot right through the living room and...with one leg...marched straight up onto the ottoman and proceeded to walk OVER the ottoman and chair. On his feet. Standing up. With no help. A feat which was at once both annoying AND amazing.
If you have any boys in your house, you're probably away that the tend to go bounding around like apes if given half a chance. Mine are no exception. They know better, of course, but they can't always control the urges.
My first reaction was to yell something along the lines of "What the heck are you doing? Get your feet off my chair!"
I'm glad I didn't, though.
Because once the Boy Blur came to a halt, the look on his face was just priceless. He was beaming! He just ran over the furniture. By himself. Without falling. In an upright position. With no help.
So, instead of a smack, he got himself a big old hug and a smile. Cerebral Palsy makes you thankful for the normal, every day boy types of things.
Check out Zach's blog Take Downs and leave him a comment if you'd be so kind!