As Molly begins the transition to a public school program for children with developmental delays, we’ve had our share of meetings over the past few months. From appointments with Molly’s teachers, therapists and even school board officials – it has been a hectic and stressful time.
There’s one moment in all of those meetings that I keep coming back to and I can’t do anything but laugh about it. When the county’s school social worker came to talk with us about Molly she asked a variety of questions to get to know Molly better. My favorite question she asked us?
“Does she have a personality?”
It’s hard to believe that Molly will be five years old next week, but this little girl has quickly developed her own personality — and she’s not afraid to show it.
From stealing your seat the instant you stand up to making silly faces as soon as she sees the camera or stealing her sister’s potato chips at lunch when she’s not looking – she’s a mischievous girl that always wears a smile.
This past weekend, we went camping (more on that adventure later), we stopped to look at the horses and when I asked Molly what she thought about the horses, I got the following response…
Her speech may be delayed and she may do things at a slower pace than most kids, but when it comes to her personality -she shines. And I can’t wait for her to show off that wild personality to her new teacher and classmates in a few months!