Over the last few weeks I've been on a mission to find Sam a walker. What an experience...an incredibly frustrating one. Particularly when you realise that some companies are quite at peace with taking advantage of your near-desperate quest to benefit their own financial gain. The last quote we had was an amount of R34,500. I could only laugh....what do you even say to that? Sure! What the heck, I'll take seven...a different colour for each day of the week. Eish!
So it's going to be a really interesting shopping trip tomorrow ;)
Praise The Lord - There's always something good to share though, isn't there? Sam has had his Buzz Lightyear ride-on since he was about 18months old. Since his sensory/anxiety issues went South almost 2 years ago, he seldom sits on it and when he does, he is doubled over in pure fear. The same goes for the little rocking horse you can see in the photo background. On Tuesday morning he was kneeling on the floor playing with the horse and asked to sit on it. For the first few minutes, I held him around his trunk as I usually do, while rocking Sam, the horse and myself. Excruciating cramps in my calf muscles eventually meant I had to stand up for a short while to relieve the pain...and would you know, the little dude was quite calm. I then sat on the floor next to him for a while and it was a good few minutes before he asked to come off. I waited a while and then thought I'd try the Buzz Lightyear car. "Joy!" screamed my heart... AND my aching back. Again Sam was quite calm and happy to sit unsupported. Progress is progress, no matter how small or "every day" it might seem to some.
So adore this little boy - my heart wants to explode with love when I look at him xxx