Friday, November 4, 2011
Our youngest daughter, the Hippie, kicked Selective Mutism in the bottom last night!!! She was in the 2nd grade musical at school. When she got on stage, I got all choked up. Then I noticed she was actually doing the motions. AND her arms were going straight up in the air and everything. Her music teacher had given her a one line speaking part. She had said it a million times at home, but I was unsure how she would do. So there was our daughter, who 3 years ago would not speak to a waitress, joined cheerleading but could not even wiggle a finger during the cheers and would take weeks before speaking to new people and there she stands on the stage. She looked beautiful and happy and was laughing and singing. And she was the second smallest kid out of the 100+ kids. She walks up to this microphone and reaches up to lower it to her mouth and with perfect pitch and clarity she said her line!!!! It was clear as a bell and took all my will power not to stand up and scream. It was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!