Here is what my den floor looks like….
I have blue painters tape down on the carpet – and it’s going to be there for a while...(And YES, I know, toys are IN the floor)
No, the carpet is NOT torn, dirty and stained but NOT torn.
No, I am NOT going to paint the very old nasty carpet in my den that I refuse to replace now that I have a toddler again.
So Why? Why would any sane person put TAPE on the carpet?
It’s physical therapy!
The Bubba needs it to
That would be because he can JUMP! It’s a little jump – but for him – it’s the equivalent of jumping over a huge ravine. (Ok, slight exaggeration, but I’m entitled.)
Bubba can FINALLY get both feet off the ground with a tiny little hop that gets him up and over the blue tape.
PLUS – we use it for side stepping….he side steps back and forth – stretching the muscles in his legs…GREAT exercise for him.
Bubba’s PT, Christie, told me in the beginning that ANYTHING can be PT – and that I would get the hang of making ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that he does be beneficial to his body.
She was right.
Morning Baths - great time to stretch those legs in warm water.
Eating lunch - he stands at the coffee table in the den and keeps both feet flat on the ground as he reaches
Up and Downstairs. GREAT exercise for him - no more zooming down the stairs on his belly for him!
Playground at brothers’ soccer practice – EASY = it’s PT just screaming to be done!
Sitting with me ON my desk while I work – Yep, great PT, working on core strength. Playing with pennies, playdough and cutting paper. Passing ball with brothers…and sissy can even get some good stretches out of him while they’re watching a movie.