Miss Sassy had a therapudic horse riding lesson today. Her younger sister was watching the lesson. Sassy groomed the horse, rode around obstacles, clapped, waved, lifted her hands in the air, rode backwards, passed toys back and forth with her side-walkers and trotted. When we were leaving, Sassy's little sister said, "Mom, when she trotted, I smiled. I don't usually smile when my sisters do things. But she trotted on the horse. I couldn't do that, Mom. And she could! She did all those things on a horse, Mom. She's really learned a lot!"
That really made me pause. Our youngest started passing Miss Sassy's milestones before she was a year old. Now Miss Sassy has achieved a milestone ahead of her sister. I'm bursting-my-buttons proud! I'm in awe of Sassy's achievements. And I'm touched that youngest kiddo has the insight to notice and celebrate her sister's new skills.
(Miss Sassy is sitting in the hay loft with her instructor in the photo above.)
Have a happy day!