It truly has been an explosion of learning for Mason this week. Just this morning he learned how to use his Bumbo wheelchair to go forward instead of rocking forward and back. This evening he transferred that understanding to the dynamic stander and took off exploring.
For the very first time he can reach the piano to plunk around – he was so happy.
I know some people may not understand why this week has been so exciting to us. I was talking about it with my sister and she said it something like this:
“Well, think about how excited people are when a baby takes it’s first steps. That’s what this is for Mason – his first steps toward independent mobility.”
She’s right. That’s exactly why we’re so excited. Some people see wheelchairs and other mobility devices as a sad thing, something to wish away. We see them as keys to Mason’s freedom!
I’ll try to upload some more videos tomorrow but now that my children are sleeping I should be too!