My Zach (8) still does not tie his shoes. But on a different note, do your boys need help getting dressed ? What about wiping when on the toilet ? Hae I been duped into wiping his bottom ?!? I wonder if that is hard for him because he can so easily lose his balance.
The smallest steps can be like winning the lottery. As noted on the original post, we've been struggling with Kyle (8) to tie his own shoes. We were beginning to wonder if it was DMD related even though we have been reassured by his doctor that this was not the case; ie. that he was just being lazy and why not when mom and dad will do it for him :-). I guess all we needed was big brother to show him a few times. Last night I could see Kyle sitting at the edge of the ottoman playing with the string on his shorts when he suddenly bolted up, arms raised, grinning from ear to ear, eyes sparkling, hooting and hollering, like he had just won the lottery. He was so excited and immediately had to show us on his shoes. YEH! it was hard not to be excited for him. There sure are simple joys in this crazy life we are all living.