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No more training wheels!

This weekend was Alex's year end dance recital. It was pretty cute - she was looking for me in the audience a good chunk of the time, and managed to wave when she saw me. Stephen watched the recital with rapt attention, and applauded enthusiastically through-out. I think we'll put him in dance next year.

Shortly after the dance recital, Alex was playing around on her bike, and we decided to take off the training wheels to try it out. Wouldn't you know it but she just took off! No balance issues at all - that was that!

It's still a bit hard for her to start and stop, but she's making great progress, and of course the more she's physically challenged, the more she wants to work to achieve the challenge.

We're still struggling with Stephen and his tantrums. I have to admit; I just don't understand him. At least when Alex tantrumed I had a good idea of what it was about, but with him, I just can't figure out what the problem is. This makes it hard to avoid the problem, or correct it mid-tantrum.

My new boss started today. I spent four hours this afternoon in her office, with another meeting scheduled tomorrow. I'm glad I sort of cleared my calendar.

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phaedie
May. 31st, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
Triggerless tantrums? He must be throwing a fit over something, good luck figuring it out.
Go Alex go!
Your kids are amazingly athletic and adept, this rocks.

Good luck with work stuffs, I'm off to deal with my least fave volunteer. :x
sharya
Jun. 1st, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
I hope the volunteer thing went well!

The tantrum/fits with Stephen are bad. He's obviously in discomfort, but he's not able/willing to tell us what the problem is, so he's screaming for us to leave, then as soon as we leave he's screaming for us to come back, lather, rinse, repeat. It's heart-breaking :/
phaedie
Jun. 1st, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
The volunteer thing was ok, catfarm is amazing for being able to hide from people you don't want to deal with.

That does sound awful with poor Stephen, almost like when something is bugging a kitty and I can't help them because I don't speak kitty....fluently. ;)
Sorry I'm still in work mode and everything reminds me of them for at least an hour or two before I settle into home mode.
comedychick
Jun. 1st, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
Wow, that's really impressive! Go Alex! I know I had balance issues when I stopped using training wheels.
sharya
Jun. 1st, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't remember it being easy for me at all - but she just did it!
adoptedwriter
Jun. 1st, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
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sharya
Jun. 1st, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Added! Looking forward to getting to know you!
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