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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Something to Stare At

It took awhile for us to get there, but it is finally summertime. With the cold and dreary Spring in the past, I happily exchanged the jeans and sweatshirts for sundresses and shorts. This year the hot weather feels special because it felt like summer was never going to arrive!

Unfortunately, wearing shorts and sundresses does have one obvious drawback. I become a lightening rod for looks, second glances and whispers whenever I venture outside of my neighborhood. Perhaps Timmy is rubbing off on me, but this summer I have been feeling a bit mischievous. I decided that since people are going to stare at my prosthesis, perhaps I should up the ante. 

Friday afternoon I went to the hairstylist and felt playful when choosing the color. I have always wanted to be wild, but work obligations have kept me conservative. Realizing that I didn't have any pressing meetings or personal obligations in the coming weeks, I shocked everybody by opting for bright teal highlights around my face. I figured that since people are going to look at my leg, they might as well stare at the one legged lady with the teal hair.

My new teal hair is definitely out of my norm, but I love it. Maybe this is the beginning of my midlife crisis? Scott and Robby were certainly shocked, but they also complimented my new look. (Of course, I think that they both realized that a compliment was obligatory. Neither wanted to suffer the wrath of not responding.)  I don't think I'll keep the teal highlights indefinitely, but I am definitely having a good time with my wild hair.

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