It’s been fairly calm the last few weeks, Leah’s health has been good, and we have been enjoying the last few weeks of summer, sadly the air is cooler than there is that distinctive chill in the evening breeze. So I guess we going to keep a close eye out for that nasty flu bug as we heading for that time of year again… Winter!!!!!
I must let you in on Leah’s new favourite word “Achon”. As you have read before she now realizes that she is a little person. Its not easy because we have moments where I can see she seems really sad about it, she often asks me when she will be taller and sometimes she gets frustrated when she cant reach things, or when her foot wont fit in the pretty pink shoes, or when her head can fit through the neck of the pretty sweater. I feel her emotion and it’s hard for any mother to see the disappointment in their child’s eyes, even when it’s not something you would consider a serious issue.
But there is a lighter side to things, Leah has a great spirit, she does not let disappointment get the best of her after a while she seems to accept that sometimes its just not a bright idea to force her cute foot into the shoe that clearly wont accommodate that achon instep, sometimes when the sweater wont fit, she runs around scaring her sister saying “Leah has no Head” we just have to have a giggle because I realize that she is slowly starting to accept her body and most of the time she seems to be fine with it especially when she rubs her round belly and says “make a wish” LOL, but what I love the most is when I see how her captivating personality simply makes people fall in love with her she has a such a pure energy with so much love to give, at the same time she has a really good sense of humour…quite sharp at times let me give you some priceless moments…
Recently a friend of mine gave birth to a little boy, when Leah saw the baby she said “ Mum he is way to small, I think he has Achon” . One evening I had a problem getting the girls to eat their vegetables and without thinking I said “You are not going to grow if you don’t eat your vegetables” Leah said “Duh… I have Achon, not going to grow no matter what I eat” that one had me burst out laughing and how was I to counter that comment. The best is when she met some kids who are younger and taller that she is and I said “Leah why don’t you go play with your new friends”, Leah rolled her eyes put her hands on her head and said “ Oh my gosh why do I have to play with the Big Babies I have something else to do right now!! ”
So unfortunately there are going to be sad times, but best of all we will have tons of light-hearted happy moments I love these moments cause they make you realize that things are actually perfectly balanced. I have always been a strong believer in the energy we hold within us and it’s so important to keep that energy positive in our home. Leah knows that she is unique inside and out and just being around her makes me realize that feeling down is only but for a moment. No matter how bad things may seem at times this too will pass, and as a mom I focus on assuring her that its okay to be sad, its perfectly acceptable t laugh at yourself, and never let those ugly negative people steal the joy you have within you.