so you all know that I have the cutest kids around--pretty much. Anywho, um there are always people wanting to talk to them. Hayden is SUPER shy. He doesn't respond. I don't force him, but encourage. Then I say that he is shy and doensn't want to talk to strangers. Fine, problem solved.
Then there's Landon. He's a very cute kid. When we're anywhere, people try to talk to him. He hears a new voice and he covers his eyes and averts them. They try to wave at him and get him to respond. He doesn't. Then they ask me, "Is he tired?" Well, um, usually kids who are tired rub their eyes, but that's not what he's doing. Then a lady asked me yesterday it he was angry. Hello? My Landon angry? So then I said very bluntly, "well, he's actually legally blind." That pretty much embarrasses everybody that I tell that to, because you can't tell and the fact that he doesn't sit up, everyone assumes that he's tired and laying down. Well, he's not tired, but I'm tired of people asking if he's tired and then I have to explain that he's blind and then they try to act like . . .blah, blah, blah. I'm not mad, but I don't want to make people uncomfortable. What should I say.
a)them: oh is he tired?
me: no, he's just blind.
b) them: Oh is he tired?
c) them: you know what they say
me: just leave him alone, o.k.?
Help! Any suggestions? I'm not being oversensitive am I? And Landon doesn't care if I discuss it.
Sunday, March 15, 2009