“Put it on the Blog!”

“Put it on the blog!” Emma said with glee as she bounded into the house. A master at multi-tasking, she twirled her string, unzipped her coat and raced off to put on some music all within seconds of opening the front door.  I knew what she wanted to put on the blog.  She’d successfully completed a catch in Trapeze School that morning.  I knew it had been recorded.  So… here it is, for all of you to see.


Yesterday afternoon Emma wrote some pretty wonderful stuff about how her body and mind are often not in sync and what that’s like for her.  We taped some of it and once I have her permission and we’ve uploaded it, I will attempt to post it here.

Earlier I showed Emma a NYTimes article about the missing Malaysian Airlines jet leaving Kuala Lumpur heading to Beijing.  I asked Emma what she thought and she wrote, “It is terrible and worrisome for all of us.”  I then asked if she had any questions and she wrote, “Has anyone asked for anything yet?”  I asked her if she meant a ransom note of some kind, to which she answered, “yes.”

I write this as an example of the sorts of things we discuss these days and because there are some who continue to doubt Emma is capable of understanding such things…

15 responses to ““Put it on the Blog!”

  1. OH MY SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAY EMMA!!!

  2. Love that video- You are spectacular
    Emma!

  3. What Bird says. Wonderful happening.

  4. Wow! Emma that looks like so much fun.

  5. The grin on her face says it all! 💚

  6. Wow…. Emma is braver than I have ever been 😛

  7. Well done Emma, so proud of you!

  8. OMGosh! Emma is so very brave! I would NEVER do that! My heart couldn’t take it and I love adrenaline rushes!!

    Concerning the missing plane, I had never even considered the possibility of someone sending a ransom note or anything of that sort! That was quite intelligent and insightful!!

  9. Made my day- I would never attempt that, go Emma!

  10. Emma, to me your video speaks a metaphor about the risk we are able to take when we trust in our own competency, and also know there are hands reached out and ready to support us. It is a leap of belief in the self and our relationship with others… and it steadies us and makes us brave ♥

    And… I must also add: TADA!!!! Yay!
    ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀ ♥ ❀

  11. Tracy Mahaffey

    Dear Emma and Ariane: I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog! You both are excellent communicators. Thanx for your inspiring words ladies! Great video Emma. Very cool pastime.

  12. Emma, that was awesome!

  13. Beautiful!

    LOL! My son often says the same thing: “put it in the blog!” and it is usually the latest dinosaur joke that he has made up. 🙂

    I am so glad that Emma is able to comfortably comprehend current events like the Malaysian aircraft disappearance. I frequently don’t know what I can talk about with my son because he can get very anxious and I have not yet figured out a pattern for it.

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