Sometimes I’m amazed at how much I can learn from the kids I work with. On Friday I was chatting with one of the kiddos about his day and he informed me that he got to play all day at school today. So I asked about after school (when he came to therapy). He answered yes. When I dug deeper and asked about PT (which we were currently doing) he said that yes he was getting to play because today was ‘Fun Friday’ which means he gets to have fun. I loved his perspective on this because we were doing the same type of exercises as we always do this current Friday (we do occasionally do fun activities on Fridays) but just because we call Friday’s ‘Fun Friday’ in his mind it meant he was playing.
I don’t think I processed the whole conversation at the time but later when I was thinking back on it, I realized how simple it is to change our outlook sometimes. I think I am going to try to practice the ‘Fun Friday’ lesson more often.