Honestly, it's been kind of discouraging. It's hard for it not to be, because as his Mother, I want him to develop and continue to grow. But I mean, you can't force your child to do something they don't want to do, you can just encourage them and continue to give them opportunities to learn.
The other day, Bennett came running up to me with the Magna Doodle in hand, yelling "Mommy mommy, look!!!! It's a...."
And before he could finish his sentence, I said "it's a Caterpillar!!!" The smile on his face was priceless. And me?? I was absolutely blown away. It may seem silly and insignificant to some, because most 4 y/o have been drawing like this for a while now. But Bennett? I've never seen him draw, or even attempt to draw anything recognizable.
This was a huge moment for him. It's like something just clicked in his brain and he realized he could draw. I would be lying if I said I didn't tear up. Because I did. This kind of thing, though small, is a big milestone for him.
Children amaze me, they truly do. I think a lot of times, all they need is the confidence to do something, and they can do it.
What I'm trying to say, is these little milestones are completely worthy of a huge celebration. I don't think we realize how huge this kind of thing can be for a child's self confidence.