Sunday, May 08, 2011
Yesterday Pippi "hiked" 5 miles with N and me and a couple of young women from our ward. She kept the hike interesting for Mary, a thirteen year-old with Down Syndrome. And then when Mary was finished with the hike, she was a fun companion for Karsyn, a bright fourteen year-old with a silly sense of humor.
Friday Pippi came home from school and told me all about the growth and development video she saw at school. I think it stresses her out a little. She took the puberty checklist and circled the things that she's starting to go through. The nurses said that if you are the tallest in your class, it's likely you will start going through it first. She's covering her stress with excitement, and forging forward full of self awareness. She's so much better than I was.