Friday, August 29, 2008

Ricki and the too-big book

The other day, when I took Ricki to the eye doctor, I suggested that she take a book from home to read. Of course she didn’t want the one I suggested, but rather a VERY BIG one that wouldn’t fit into her small backpack. I warned her that she would have to carry it.
On the way home, the usual happened… she started shoving the book over to me. I decided that this time she is going to learn a lesson, even if it means the loss of the book. So I returned the book to her. She threw it back to me. I put it on the window of the bus we were on… she returned the book to me. Just then a friend of mine who also has a child with Down syndrome* entered the bus. She quickly sized up the situation. Smiling, I handed her the book.
Suddenly Ricki piped up: “That’s ours!”
-“So than YOU carry it!”
And she did. (We’ll see if it has any carry-over effect to next time.)

*that’s how we met…

5 comments:

therextras said...

That's a perfect friend!

Belinda said...

Dear Ricki's Mom, Thank you for visiting my photo blog and for your kind comments. Good to always read your comments too, on Dave's blog. Blessings!

EndOfWorld said...

Just curious-what book was it? :)

rickismom said...

Oh, a big book written for kids in Hebrew "BLev shel Uri" on emotions...

The Babysitter said...

That's good it worked out, I wouldn't have pictured that outcome.

I see this with other kids too, but for some children its because they have an "I don't care attitude" so if you would give it to a friend to hold, they wouldn't care, so it wouldn't make them hold the book.