As a conductor and as a great-auntie it is a joy to watch the new baby in our family as she develops. I have been thrilled by all she does since the first time I saw her when she was just three weeks old. Then she was already tracking the sound of her Dad’s voice as he moved from room to room and wrinkling her fingers and toes in delight as her mummy told her about their activities for the rest of the day.
Now as she sits on her little car and begins to discover that she has legs to stand on I am even more enthralled. I watch with eager attention to observe how she does it all and hope to get lots of tips that I can pass on to my little clients.
As I watch I can understand the joy and the pain of parents as described by Rojo’s Mum, parents who have older children with a motor disorder and younger children who do not, for whom every minute of the day is full of conflicting emotions and experiences.