The other hero in my house is Teo’s sister, Maya.
Between school, therapy, gymnastics and work our family is constantly on the go. I worry about her getting enough attention. So much of my time goes to Mateo. I want him to have every opportunity. But I am amazed by how dedicated Maya is to the same goal. She never acts jealous or mean, she is always supportive and caring. She tells her friends, “Mateo has Autism, so he can’t talk very well.” Trying to help people understand. She is an amazing six year old with the biggest heart.
So I am dedicating this post to her. My shining star, my selfless daughter who gives all that she can and asks for very little.
I was very happy to take her out the other night with another friend and her daughter and have some girl time. We went to an Arts and Crafts place, later went to a relaxing dinner and then finished the night off watching part of a movie. She was so happy, she loved every minute of “Girls Night”.
So my latest goal is to continue that and give her more time on her own, where she can just be herself and not worry about being the protective big sister. What are some of your ideas to make someone feel special?