But we won’t let nothin’ hold us back
We’re gonna get ourselves together, come on
We’re gon’ polish up our act, yeah
And if you’ve ever been held down before
I know that you refuse to be held down any more
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now ~ McFadden & Whitehead
True to form, it takes more than a raging fever and another ear infection to keep Nik down for more than a moment or two. After a night of Tylenol and good dose of Zithromax, he woke refreshed and perky on Wednesday. Not quite full-throttle Nik —but close.
So, Nik has gone from the boy who fell asleep while actually playing with a toy on Tuesday
Climbing to new heights on Tuesday afternoon and discovering the joys of dimmer switches.
Reaching the light switches from standing on the floor; I’ve reset my VCR/DVD player half a dozen times in the past 48 hours.
Learning the proper amount of force it takes to body slam the gate in the back hall open without making noise; we discovered this when we heard the inside garage door open yesterday afternoon. (Niksdad has since replaced the gate with something sturdier!)
Figuring out how to turn a cap on a bottle (great fine motor practice!). AND…
Operating a regular doorknob. (I’m
hopingpraying it was a fluke or beginners’ luck…)
My sanity was already hanging by the merest thread. It is gone; gone, I tell you. And I couldn’t be prouder…or more afraid!