My anxiety increased when we were running late because I couldn't find the church. Luckily, we weren't the only ones running late. We all sat in a circle and started singing. Hailey did great by sitting in my lap and did the hand motions with the Miss Jackie. She took an instrument from the basket, played it, and returned it to the basket when we were finished with it. She sat on the blanket with the other children during a story (except the one time when she got up and started patting the other kids on the head trying to start a game of duck-duck-goose). She repeated children's names and some of the words to the songs. I did sit on edge praying she wouldn't pull someone's hair, throw an instrument, or grab someone's face. Thank goodness none of those things happened. Hailey has a love for music and a love for people. It seemed to be the perfect combination. She did wander a little during a song when we were walking in a circle. She had to walk by each child and adult, make sure she was seen and say Hi. I was so happy and proud of Hailey that I almost cried walking out of there. I hope next week goes as well.
Were my expectations too low? Do I place too much thought into what others think? Why do I care? I know my daughter and love her and it should be all that matters, but for some reason I do care. I want others to see the beauty in Hailey. Today, Hailey showed it all by herself.
|She was quite happy with her shoes :-)|
|Lunch date with my girl.|