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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.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Water Park Adventures

Yesterday, wanting to break our routine a little bit while still staying cool, I decided to take Robby, his friend and Timmy to a water park. The park offers half price admission after 3, which was perfect because I wanted to keep everybody inside during the heat of the day.  Robby and Janna took off for the corkscrew water slides as soon as we entered the gates. Timmy cautiously made his way towards the tyke pools.

Walking through the park for the first time was the only occasion that Timmy was calm. The rest of the time he was full on motion. He had a blast climbing, splashing, spraying and jumping through the obstacles in the "guppy pools."  That means that I spent nearly four hours climbing, splashing, spraying and jumping through the obstacles in knee high suspiciously warm water. Taking Timmy to a water park can only be described as exhausting.

Desperate for a brief reprieve, I managed to coax Timmy away from the guppy pool and into the lazy river. I held him on the tube as we gently drifted through the park. He loved floating and waving to everybody who happened to look in his direction. I was thankful for the opportunity to sit down and relax for a moment. 

It wasn't until I was ready to get off the tube that I realized that my breasts had popped out of my swimsuit when I was positioning Timmy. I had floated through the entire water park with both boobs on full display all while holding a happy little toddler who was frantically waving to gain the attention of everybody we passed. Perhaps the teenage boys who kept talking to Timmy and me weren't just being friendly and nice? Yikes! I was absolutely mortified.

With the exception of my inadvertently flashing the entire water park, we had a great afternoon. We left when the park closed, and all of the kiddos were happily exhausted. I think that the water park is going to become a regular part of our summer evenings.


  1. Well, at least they weren't staring at your leg😏
    Suspiciously warm water=brilliant phrase!

  2. T-shirt to cover up? Or, will Timmy get his own tube? As a mom with amputation, you never let is slow you down when it comes to your children..