29 Jul 2016

NEVER SET THEM A LIMIT



Today was busy, not so busy but busy enough. AOI was doing her last day of gymnastic camp and I wanted to be there.

I notice that people tend to be so surprise to see AOI doing everything without limitation. I'm not surprise because I never think of her as a little girl missing her left hand but just a little girl doing everything she likes to do and want to try to do. I give them room to say no to activities. "It's okay to try something new but if you don't like it then tell me why and you don't have to go." I said to her days and hours leading to the camp.
"Okay mummy, I can do it for the time it has to be done and then I don't have to go again."
"Yes, but if you try today and don't like it the you can stop."
"Okay."

I never told her she was born without her left hand because I always felt like what's the point, she will be conscious in her own time. Just like my family never told me I was born black and I never knew I was black but brown until I moved to Italy. So I always knew that the time will come. The time came but it didn't bothered her because she was born like that. I didn't go into any detail, I didn't try to teach how to adapt. She finds her own way. This summer she did her first summer camp (just a week), she loved it but she is like a dolphin and she is looking forward to try synchronized swimming.

This long entry to just say encourage your children in their chosen activities. Set your fears aside and let them be kids {all children are fearless until fear is put into them). Let them try new things. Let us not set them a limit.

9 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful post and I agree 100%. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Such a beautiful post and I agree 100%. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Aww...gymnastics camp. What fun for her. I was a gymnast and the rope climb is no joke. I'm pretty sure I'd just hang one one like a rag doll now.

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    1. She was so excited to climb it and she was telling me today that she can't wait to go back.

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  4. i LOVE this post because it is so true that our fears can limit our children in so many different ways. glad that you are allowing your little girl to fly!

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    1. Thank you so much, I really want to see all of the fly

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  5. "Set your fears aside and let them be kids {all children are fearless until fear is put into them)." << Absolutely love this! There is no limit to what any one person can do. Children are fearless in their pursuit of almost anything. Why interrupt their greatness? From experience, I can tell you that if a child doesn't want to do something, they won't. It's always best to step back and encourage them.

    You're an amazing mom with equally amazing children! I love that, through your stories, one can feel the love you have for them.

    XO |EESH

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    1. oh, thank you so much :). kisses

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