Ace's physical therapist is pushing me to get a handicap tag. She wants me to let him use his walker wherever we go, which would be great, except a) if I let him walk all the way across a parking lot, he'll get tired by the time we reach our destination and I'll have to put him in his stroller anyway and b) the walker is unbelievably difficult to carry if I'm pushing a stroller at the same time. This is obviously keeping me from using the walker to it's full potential, and Ace's PT doesn't like that very much.
Still, I feel like if I just suck it up and carry the walker and push him in the stroller closer to where we're going, I'll be doing good.
Except I don't do it, because it's hard. (See? Y'all can stop telling me that I do so much for Ace. I really could be doing so much more.)
I told the PT that I'd feel guilty, since *I* am able-bodied. I can also carry my child or put him in his stroller, and there are lots of people who don't have it quite so easy, and I'd be taking their spot away from them. She told me that there are people who have handicap tags because they can't handle cold weather. Hmm. She also then chided me and reminded me that I have a touchy back and I shouldn't be carrying the walker everywhere. She has a point there.
Sheesh. I'm also feeling angst over getting an accessible seat for the Braves game on Wednesday night. I want so much to bring his walker, but it just would not work in a regular seat.
So many decisions...
3 weeks ago