When we started out on our journey in the Early Intervention system, Chris and I felt pretty overwhelmed. The first person that came to our home was Colin's physical therapist (Miss Kathy) who continues to see him today. After every visit, the therapists would write out a summary form to talk about what was done during the day and then leave a couple of exercises to work on during the day. I used to think that these were things that HAD to be done as often as possible. I was obsessed! When we would have family members and friends stay with him, I would leave a list of when he ate AND exercises that should be done. I was adamant about this. Three things I was anal about: tummy time, reaching and grasping, and I even made some friends and family put Colin on the physioball!
When you have never done something before, you just don't realize that although you need to do those exercises when you can, it shouldn't take over your whole day either like I felt it was doing. There was no other option than to do the "homework" that was laid out for us for the week.
As we evolved through time, we started to realize that although we needed to work on these things (and still do), we do not need to obsess over them.
So, Chris was working with Colin today in "our way"...
...and Colin loved it!!