18 inches of snow are expected in Boston today! 46 centimeters! We were going to make a snowman, but my son rejected that idea. We negotiated a snowpuppy. Woof!
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Thursday, 9 February 2017
Monday, 9 January 2017
We spent the holidays with my parents in Los Angeles — warm and sunny, instead of Boston cold and snowy.
In LA we went to the carousel on the beach. My husband held up our son on a carousel horse. Getting my stroke self up and over another horse was not easy but was done. Off we went. My son was so taken with the merry-go-round that we had to repeat: “Again! Again!”
Sunday, 18 December 2016
Certain brands of baby food pouches are f@*king hard to open. This is especially difficult if you have a hand injury. Or are grandma with arthritis. But even my athletic husband makes a face as he tries to twist the cap. (That’s you, Plum Organic and Peter Rabbit Organics!)
“It’s difficult,” says my son. “It’s hard.” “Daddy do it.”
Any other products that are not disabled friendly?
Monday, 21 November 2016
We’re heading out to visit relatives this week, along with everyone else in the US. Ours live in New York, so we have a 5 hour car ride. My little son has taken to throwing up during any car trip longer than 15 minutes. We will be packing many, many changes of small clothing, plus a towel.
Happy Thanksgiving! Where are you going?
Friday, 21 October 2016
This week is Head of the Charles, a regatta where people from all over the world row down the Charles River in Boston. I am amused: Harvard Square, usually filled with unathletic nerds, is instead dominated by tall, wide, buff people.
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Choreographer Heidi Lasky has been creating works with abled and disabled dancers. Here is part of a work entitled the Gimp Project. She defines “Gimp” as: 1. a ribbonlike, braided fabric 2. fighting spirit; vigor 3. a lame person 4. slang; a halting, lame walk 5. to turn, vacillate, tremble ecstatically. Youtube here….
Sunday, 22 May 2016
James is a scientist who was in a horrible accident and needed prosthetics. Then a video game company advertised for a patient who wanted a cyborg arm, like one of their game characters. You can see his story here.
Would you want cyborg limbs?
Monday, 9 May 2016
I had a very sweet Mother’s Day, with flowers picked out by my son.
Someday he will notice and ask about my hand problem. Then what? What do other parents with disabilities say to small children?
Monday, 18 April 2016