Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another thing they told us she'd never do...

We accepted a long time ago that there would be limitations to the things Pucca would be able to do. Monkey bars, tree climbing, jumping rope, the crawl stroke in swimming etc.

Well, as you know from previous posts...monkey bars and tree climbing have been checked off that list- she has mastered them! Even rock climbing which she did at least twice a day during our cruise last summer.

Last week Pucca was very upset because she couldn't jump rope. It was the focus the last two weeks in PE and she was the only one who couldn't do it. You had to be able to jump rope 10 times in a row to pass. Her teacher told her if she didn't do it then she would fail that focus for gym class (her gym teacher is very aware of Pucca's condition and would never punish or fail her for activities she physically can't do- I'm 100% sure she was trying to motivate Pucca into at least trying).

The first week she came home all upset and teary eyed. Basically a pity party. We kept telling her to try- there are lots of things you aren't supposed to be able to do, but can! So just try!

By week two this is what she's figured out. (and yes she's doing that in our living room- what can I say!?)


akelly said...

Yeah Corynn!!! :-)

Anita Lewandowski Brown said...

Best thing that happened to me all week! Whoo hoo! That girl is tenacious! wonder where she got that from?

Kindergarten Team said...

Pretty sure if she was in my gym class, that chick would be getting an A++++!!! What to rock that rope jumping Pucca!! (And way to go mom and dad for never giving up and always reminding her to "prove them wrong")!!! Awesome post my friends!