She has begun to outgrow her legs, and before that happens, they start a new pair so she won't go without. One time, we waited too long and she wound up not having feet for a few months!
So, as we were sitting there waiting to see the doctor, the therapist, the prosthetist and everybody else that comes to see us every time we go, and after she had put on her shorts..... we had a discussion about what her new legs would look like.
In all honesty, I was not pleased that she had picked playing cards and money to adorn her last pair of legs. I was especially not pleased with them on Christmas Sunday morning, as they just didn't seem to go with her dress. LOL
So here we are, mother and daughter, sitting in a small room for what seemed like hours and we were talking about TATTOOS! We were talking about what would adorn her legs next and her comment was, "Well mom, you know I don't like wearing dresses anyway, so if I didn't have to wear a dress, nobody would have noticed my playing cards and money. LOLSo then I say, but Erika, I really think you need to be prepared for Shorts and warmer weather, and really, we should be careful about what we want to portray on our legs..... and then I say, "If these weren't prosthetics, we wouldn't even be having this discussion!
Sometimes it is hard, when there is STRONG influence to let the kids pick things that normally wouldn't be appropriate..... I think when they are littler, a butterfly or horse or princess is fine..... but now that they are older, I think we need to tone it down.
As we were driving home it kind of cracked me up that we were even having such a conversation. If you had talked to me 10 years ago I wouldn't have understood anything about the world of prosthetics.
It is amazing how life changes.
Sarah has already agreed that she probably won't get anything put on her next set of legs. I am hoping Erika feels the same way soon, even if she doesn't wear a dress. :)
BUT.... I have put my foot down on the money and cards. ........that won't happen again.