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Keep your looks to yourself

And why not here :D. I know how whiny and stupid this post probably will sound but I just need to get it out.

Today we went to the mall which we do at least once a week. I am not a huge mall person but it is such a great place for Abby to use her walker with nice, flat walkways. We went to a different mall than usual for a change of pace... and I wish we would have stuck with our same old.

The people just drove me nuts. We either having people commenting on how adorable her WALKER is. Not her, HER WALKER! I feel like screaming, yes, my kids handicapped walker that she needs in order to stabilizer herself enough to walk is freaking adorable. I even had a woman come up to me and ask where I got it. I guess she wanted to get one for her kid too. When I responded that I got it online from a medical supply company she looked at me like I was being snotty. I resisted the urge to be snotty back.

I just hate the looks, stares and whispers. In all my life I have never been the type to stand out in a crowd. Today I felt like a freaking circus side show. The pointing, whispering, staring and inquisitions (by a few) where enough to drive me nuts. We either get those empathetic looks or the "oh, isn't the little handicapper kid adorable" look. I know I should be happy that people are positive and not commenting on the "weird kid in the walker" but I hate that she is on show.

The fact that she is a twin sure as heck doesn't help things. Those who didn't want to comment on her walker wanted to stop me, while manning one in a walker, one one a "leash" and a stroller to chat about how old they were or how different their personalities are. Do I look like I have time to chat? As Abby is going one direction and Gracie is running in the other I am desperately trying to keep up.

So, I guess it is back to our old mall where the staff knows us and the old lady walkers smile at us politely.

4 comments:

Christina (urlacherchick54) 3:06 PM  

Um, yea people suck. Sorry you had to deal with the jackasses!

tim 11:36 PM  

Oh, stop being so insecure. That walker is adorable and you are going to have to deal with it! If you didn't want comments, you shouldn't have tricked it out.

Two ideas: 1.move out of jersey to a place where people are nice(anywhere else will do) 2. Once you get into the new house, never go outside again 3.(bonus) make those people who stop to talk hold the leash

Mich 5:23 AM  

LOL, Tim!

Kris, the ppl in VA are nice :-) I think Tim's #3 is brilliant - I 2nd that idea!!

MrsSpock 8:38 PM  

I like the idea of the leash duties as well, LOL. Of course, as long as they are not too weird...

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