Molly Milestone: She’s Got Personality

by Carrie with Children with 3 comments

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?”

Molly's Personality - June 2015

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…

Molly's Personality Westgate River Ranch June 2015
So when the social worker asked if Molly had a personality, the only thing I knew to do was to show off pictures of how Molly continues to make us smile, laugh and sometimes shake our heads in disbelief that one child could be so silly.

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!



  • Mary McLean

    So true, she keeps us all smiling and amazed with her antics ! She’s a sweetie !! I’m her grandma.

  • Ruth Rivera

    I can definitely vouch for that. She is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. Bubbly, sweet, fun, loving, silly and determined. She always made me smile. I miss her very much. I had to stop by your blog to see how she is. Let me clarify…I never have to worry because well… Molly is so determined she will overcome anything life throws at her. Not to mention, she has amazing parents and the sweetest sister to guide her along the way. I just stopped by because I’m excited to see how much she has grown…and I miss that caring little face.

  • Jen Epstein

    What an amazing post! Thanks for sharing with us some of Molly’s personality (and such cute pics!). Love it and will repin 🙂