Meet Violeta and her mother Farah!
This Christmas Violeta asked Santa for a scooter. She remembered it almost every day, so of course Santa knew and came.
The next day she wanted to try it and the first moment she got on I thought (in my mind, I did not say it), she will not be able to learn to use it well because of her bowed legs and she will not be able to support her two feet on the base. It is very narrow. Putting her two feet on the ground is hard for her. Honestly, it was going to be impossible.
I thought, “I have to prepare myself for her to cry, to be sad and to be angry because she is going to see how her brother will be able to do well and she will not. I should convince her to play something else. "
But I didn't say anything and waited.
That day we were out for about an hour. She was able to make the scooter moving, but not much. She did it with difficulty and I kept thinking "She won't be able to support her feet, that's why she won't move forward."
We went out every night to practice and every day it became faster. After a month of riding her scooter I was almost flying (ahahaha) and I realized that the limitation was only in my head, that she did not need to be on the scooter like everyone does. She looked for her way to do and succeeded.
One day I asked her: “have you tried to put both feet on the base” and she said “I can't, but it doesn't matter because I don't need it, look at how fast I am” and she sped off in front of me (hahahaha). How right was my little girl ...
I remember it now and I think that well, I didn't say anything because perhaps my apprehensive comment or denying her the possibility of trying it would have had an impact on her, her confidence and her desire to achieve it.
As a mother, it is normal to be afraid for our children and even more so if you think that doing certain new things can cause them harm, but we must understand that limitations are sometimes put on ourselves and that we would never know if we could do something if we never tried.