Friday, January 2, 2009

Blog Rock Star

Tomorrow I'm going to show J how to do the linky thing. I showed her what it looks like on the mention on Torina's and Yondalla's blog and now she wants to do that too. I think a monster is being created. ;-0 She's already planning about what she's going to blog about tomorrow. Jeeesh! It took her over 1 1/2 hours to type her post and she tried to talk me into typing for her but I just let her muddle along and she made it!

Dang! The Princess is catching up with the Queen Mum on followers, she's had more readers in one day than I've ever had and my faithful commenters have abandoned the Grateful ship for J's Journey! I might develop another complex! Golly gee willakers! She's loves to play being a rock star and it's looking like she might turn into a blog rock star!

She's been really proud of herself today so I really believe this is helping her self-esteem greatly. She's also very proud that she's helping other parents and kids along with reinforcing the new behaviors she's practicing. The comments are really special to her. She made me add Elvis to her favorite music list and to tell people to comment even if they are scared. That's huge for her. She knows all about being scared and she thinks people are scared to comment. Recognizing that is a giant feat for her.

Today we did practice play with dolls on how to communicate with other kids and how to treat them like a good friend should. (She also does this in play group therapy with the AT and 2 other RAD kids.) She practiced several times and worked really hard. Phoebe and Winnie came back over at 3 and she used all her newest skills on them. We kept it to an hour play date and she did really well. At the end of an hour she's starting to get out of sorts. She remembered to thank them for coming over, tell them she had a really nice time and walked them home. On the way back up the street she let Winnie ride her scooter and she pulled Phoebe on her Heel*y's. It was one of the sweetest sights to see my kid reach her hand back to help her friend. Bringing tears to my eyes just thinking about it.

Thanks to all of you who are a part of our journey and cheering us on. What a journey it is.....

P.S. I told J tonight that if she's committed to her blog and keeps it up I will have it bound as a book for her at the end of the year and she asked if she could have her comments in the book too. Of course you can honey....of course you can.

9 comments:

Yondalla said...

It is impossible to compete with a child blogger, especially a child who has a perspective like hers.

We love you too though.

Kristina P. said...

I have more than enough blog love to go around! :)

Kristina P. said...

I have more than enough blog love to go around! :)

Tracey said...

Well, it's kinda your fault for creating such an amazing kid!

So happy to hear about her getting along with the kids. How sweet to hear about her helping and sharing. Thank you for taking us along on this journey, and for sharing J with us!

Torina said...

She totally deserves to be a rock star :) with everything that J has accomplished, she is already one without a blog :)

Ashley said...

Its incredible to feel like I've become a part of this journey for you and your J. Because, honestly, I'm really nobody. Thank you so much.

Ashley

quilted family said...

I don't comment much but i am always reading. I love your honesty and perspective. You are an awesome Mom, I know I adopted 3 RAD kiddos and fostered many more. I love that you are encouraging J to reach out and use her obvious gifts of thinking and writing. When we homeschooled I used any time my kids were writing e-mails, statuses, posts, blogs ,etc. as their writing time so we got in real life writing. And they learned to type really fast.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

This is so cool for both of you! You get a chance to see what she is learning from you but would probably never admit otherwise... so awesome! And she is recognizing feelings in others? And wants to help? Give YOURSELF the gold star(s)!! This is all you my dear! She has had to do the work but you are the one driving the bus!

Meg an Aggie in Frisco said...

Wow.. Now I will need to make sure I double spell check on her blog... LOL Creative Memories has a great program for making a book.

Happy New Year!