“Look, mommy, I’m teaching Courtney” shouted Alyssa.
I watched and smiled as Alyssa gave Courtney her own little therapy session. Alyssa was getting Courtney to repeat words, then grabbed a marker and encouraged Courtney to draw. She even worked on motor imitation and game play! Each time Courtney did something Alyssa asked, Alyssa’s smile got bigger. Alyssa was so proud of herself and Courtney was so happy.
The two of them being on the same level of the house for more than 5 minutes was enough for me to celebrate but watching them play together was even more joyous.
Their relationship will forever be complicated. But I also know it will forever be special and they will always be each other’s best teacher.