I can't believe she is that old. Wasn't it just a little bit ago that I was able to carry her and her brother at the same time? Wasn't it yesterday that her favorite song was the Disney Happy Birthday Song, and she sang along, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy, Happy Birthday to you? I think someone did a switch on me and replaced a girl with a young woman.
Though the horse class started out rough, the kids really enjoyed themselves once they got to work with the horses and ponies. They got to learn how to lead a pony today.
|Mr. I Leading a Pony|
|Ms. D Leading a Pony|
The beginning of the day was awful. I don't know if it was because of Ms. D's birthday, the fear of the horse class, or a combination of the two, but Mr. I had numerous meltdowns. So did I. I think I cried three or four times today, it was so intense. He said he was too sick to go to the horse class, but he wasn't. He picked on his sister until she cried too. It was intense. It's interesting how fear looks like anger or rebelliousness in him. I'm glad he finally recovered and overcame that fear.
Despite the rough start, Ms. D had a good birthday. I played the Disney Happy Birthday song for her and she reminisced about the time when she listened to that song over and over. She was remembering the good times when she first came to our house. Hopefully, we will all just remember the good times we had today and not the difficulties.