(Apologizing in advance for sideways videos)
Clara is two.
Having a two year old with Spina Bifida, you end up with a lot more obstacles to deal with.
When she doesn't want to do something she tells you, "No!" She doesn't say it in a nice, rational tone, it is usually yelled and involves tears
Another thing you have to deal with when you have a 2 year old with Spina Bifida is that when you ask them to do/not do something, they will tell you "No!" or just out right ignore you and continue on doing what they want to do
|"Clara, don't get all those forks out!"|
Spina Bifida and age 2 create a child that doesn't want to cooperate one day
|"Clara, stay by Bubba and Sissy and smile"|
and the next day is sweet as pie
and it never fails that a 2 year old with Spina Bifida will insist that everything is theirs, often using the term "Mine" forcefully to convey this to anyone who is within hearing range.
|She is wearing Ainsley's shirt insisting that it is "MINE!" because frankly 'Maturity is overrated'|
And sometimes, just sometimes a 2 year old with Spina Bifida will absolutely amaze you by doing something you were worried they may never do by themselves.
Two year olds with Spina Bifida = lots of work
Addendum: As I was reviewing this post for grammar and punctuation errors (of which I am sure I still left many) and reread all the challenges that come with being the mother of a 2 year old with Spina Bifida I realized that my 2 year old with Spina Bifida is just a 2 year old...
Spina Bifida does not define her
a little food for thought