Apparently, my son does a lot of things he's not supposed to do for another couple of years. For example, he can name the numbers 1-9 on sight, and can name most of his letters. Some he confuses, like B and P, S and 5, V and U, G and 6, etc. When his teacher told me yesterday that he named most of the letters in the alphabet and all of the numbers from 1-9, I said he's known his numbers for quite some time now and has been working on his letters for a few months. She looked at me and said "But... he's TWO."
What he's doing in this video has stunned his physical therapists and a few other people. His private therapist, Miss Kim, who has been working with kids for over 30 years, says that most typically-developing kids don't learn this skill till they're 3, and for a child with cerebral palsy to learn this at the age of 2 is just amazing.
What's he doing? Riding a tricycle, using pedals.
That's just how Ace rolls, y'all.
In related news, my child pedaled that doggone thing 3 blocks away from the house, when I hadn't locked my house or closed the garage door because I didn't think we were going that far. The only reason he stopped was because there was a huge puddle and babies love puddles. He stomped that puddle till his shoes were soaking wet and his pants were getting there, and started demanding that I "wipe your pants? Pants ewwww. Wipe your pants? Cold, mama. Cold pants. Cold water. WIPE YOUR PANTS."
3 weeks ago