*Just to clear up something right quick from my last post - the person in question is hella cool, not at all a bitch. This is why I'm concerned that I've offended her in some way. *shrug*
I took Ace to his follow-up appointment with his ENT today in his walker. He walked from the front door to the elevator to the office, where there were about 5 other kids under the age of 4 running around. As soon as Ace walked in, the room went dead silent for about 3 seconds - until Ace made eye contact with a girl wearing a low-cut blouse and said "hiiiIIIIiii." Everyone stopped talking to look at him - the adults less than the kids, but they still stopped and stared nonetheless.
Let me clarify - that doesn't bother me. Ace's walker is a monstrous curiosity, and I can't blame people for wondering what it is, why he needs it, etc. Still, I wonder what they all think. Several people told me how well he talks (we were practicing counting, animal sounds, saying "hiIIIIiii" to everyone that walked by) and asked how old he is, but you could tell they wanted to ask why he was trotting around in a big metal contraption.
I wish people would just ask. I love talking to others about Ace's cerebral palsy. Everyone's so scared of it.
Please allow me a small, self-indulgent moment of "poor baby" here. It was almost 90 degrees today, and it's going to get much, much hotter. Ace can't just wear his braces, he has to wear socks (to protect his skin from irritation) and shoes (to protect the braces from damage). We were all over the place today and my poor little sugar got really really hot. By the time we got to Chick Fil-A, he was sweating. I found the thinnest socks I could possibly find, and I finally found sandals that will fit over the braces, but dadgummit, summers are not going to be easy on my baby.
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