Meeting Music, Animals, and the Dentist
Yesterday I decided to get out the box of instruments and see how it would go. I introduced them to their hands and they both remember how to say hand in English now. We talked about clapping hands and rhythm and they loved it. So simple I know.
We took turns having everyone play an instrument and Lucia was HOT on the maracas and bells! :) Rainan and Grace put on a little dance for everyone and ended up music time with forming a circle and playing hot potato. I got one of those that can get wet and is really light so no one got hurt....well Cephas did pelt me fairly good in the eye- that boy has an ARM!
BUT shortly after our round of hot potato something pretty miraculous happened.......
Remember my boy so terrified of animals and how they would eat him????
With this confidence building Cephas got filled with all kinds of lovey feelings and wanted to hug everyone. And I had to laugh as he reached for Jubilee. She was totally fine but since she tends to be our whiney and particular one, I found this to tickle my funny bone. It was good for her.
I hated to ruin all of his fun, but the afternoon brought with it, their first trip to the dentist. Both of them did pretty well. Cephas began trembling and shaking in terror at the x ray machine so just did a happy visit and he then allowed them to look inside. NOT GOOD. Half of his teeth are still baby teeth at 15 1/2 years old. At first I thought that was good, but the dentist tends to think there is a high chance of that meaning he doesn't have adult teeth below and since we couldn't get an x ray we don't know.
On the drive home, Cephas said, "I love you Mama. Thank you Mama and Papa." We weren't sure what he was saying thank you for but we think he was feeling good to have had a good experience at the doctors and to have so many encouraging him.
No big meltdowns at all today!!