What were God’s intentions as He designed and created children with disabilities? What was His vision and purpose? I want to take a hard look at what society views as defective and ask, "What does God see?" I hope we can gain a better vision of what He sees and His purposes in His creation. The cornerstone of the discussion will be the Bible. The personal narrative will be our family’s journey with Epidermolysis Bullosa.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Shoe Cobbler & Potty Trainer
It's been a week of trying new things. I started out so frustrated over AJ's inability to wear shoes. I have purchased so many pairs of shoes for him - but none have worked out. He blisters over and over again on his feet. When he sees me coming with shoes he screams, "no, owie". I finally decided to sew him some shoes. I figured I couldn't be out much by trying; Wrong! Shoe materials are expensive. After I finished making them I decided they will work out better than others I have purchased. I have some tweaking to do but AJ likes them. They don't blister his feet and he can walk outside in something other than socks. I hope to try some more styles with lighter fabric that will keep his feet cooler. Here are his cute new shoes (Ok, I could have used a cuter fabric)
With his feet happy, I decided to go ahead and start potty training him. I'm not sure what happy feet have to do with potty training but I had one success so why not try another. I headed off to the store and guess what; Target did not have any boy's training pants. I wasn't about to be undone so I bought cute pink ones. I threatened the kids with the loss of food for the summer if they dared to tell AJ they were girl's underwear. (You know I wouldn't really do it but it got my point across). AJ has done great. He looked at the pink underwear a bit cautiously but he caught on quickly to potty training. Do I dare say we are over the hump? I hope so. Here is the underwear: Pink cupcakes
What else could a three year old boy ask for? Answer; The potty dance. We do it every time he - you know.... If you have not heard the potty dance - it's a keeper. We go to youtube and dance to it - you can watch it here:
AJ had lots of fun playing doctor in his new shoes and pink cupcake underwear.
Today we celebrated birthdays. AW turned eighteen.
EE turned Ten - double digit!
It's been a good week, one of rest and achievements!