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Saturday, March 26, 2011

We are STANDING ... and rewarding negative behavior!

Things here have been crazy busy.  This week just seems like one day runs into the next day - and all the while I am counting the minutes until tomorrow - we are driving about 2 hours to get together with some other Wolf Hirschhorn families.  It is so unbelievably nice to talk to other people about things that we go through as a family.  Speaking of - lets show off our standing skills:
We finally were able to see the rep and order a bronco.

Here is Alexander showing off his skills
 The Bronco is the smallest stander available.  You must be 24 inches tall to fit it.  Alexander is 24' with his shoes on :)

 It does sort of look like a medieval torture machine, but he loves it..
 You can see the pride across his face!

Here he is standing up to the table to play with this little box toy. It is so AWESOME to watch. 
He is so proud of himself!

This is a poor quality picture I got of the twins playing with Alexander.  Although the picture didn't come out that great... the idea behind it is perfect.  They will all 3 play together. 
This is what I have waited for....
not 2 children playing and 1 child watching,
 but 3 children playing.

Alexander operates that thing like a champ. Here is the problem... yet another week of constant therapies around Alexander.  The people came to set up the Stander for Alexander.  They had to measure him and everything was so precise.  There are so many straps and his little body is so small.  It took a long time to get it adjusted to where it should be.  All this time ... spent on Alexander ... and not on the twins.
Needless to say they have been holy terrors.  They have kicked, bit, stood on, jumped off of, etc everything they are not supposed to do!!! It is crazy!!!!! Ray and I are really trying hard to balance the punishment with rewards. I really think they need some positive attention to get away from all the attention they are getting when they are in trouble.  We just need to make sure we are not rewarding their bad behavior. 

It is just a blip in the road of life.  We will look back on this and laugh. The key is to make sure this blip doesn't become a mountain.

1 Comments:

At March 27, 2011 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Kristy said...

How great to see Alexander standing. Way to go! I love the picture of all the kids playing together - very cute!

 

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