Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In Motion

Leo is always moving. He has been that way for as long as he's been able to move on his own. It was so much that we took him to see one of the specialists who cared for him at birth. He confirmed what we suspected, Leo has ADHD. Who knows if this was caused by his prematurity, the liquid form of caffieine that he was on from birth until 4 mos old, or if he was just going to be that way no matter what. Either way, the day to day can be difficult and trying to say the least. He can't control his movements and impulses most of the time and I can't always control my annoyance with it. But, we try to give him outlets to expend energy and teach self control when he needs to be calm. I thought it would be nice to celebrate the positive side to this constant battle, Leo's unbelievable energy and enjoyment of motion!

1 comment:

  1. He is definitely having a good time in the last days of summer!
    ADHD may be a challenge for all of you at times, but Leo is an extremely bright, funny, little boy who could not be sweeter. I feel very blessed to be his GK.