Lastnight I spoke to my husband about Kaleigh. We both feel that so much time is spent helping Austin that we have not put the time in to make sure Kaleigh is where she should be for her age. Things like spelling and numbers came so easily to Austin, it is more of a challenge for Kaleigh. She is definitely the hands on and artist in the family. Where Austin has strengths, Kaleigh has weaknesses and where Austin has weaknesses, Kaleigh has strengths. They are polar opposites. They are both very bright, just in different ways.
I am not as sad this morning. I do feel a lot of Mommie guilt because I think that I have let her down. Spending a lot of my time helping Austin and taking for granted that she is "typical" and does not need help, not like Austin anyway. My husband and will put in time with her to bring her up to speed. The child is as sharp as a tack and we feel she can learn these things easily, we just have not given her the chance she needs or deserves. Sometimes it is really hard to admit that you made a mistake or taken something for granted. I am there today but we will do our very best to get Kaleigh to the place she deserves and needs to be. We love you Sassy! :)
All the best! *HUGS*