Finally I am getting back to my normal self - all the smiles, hugs, tantrums and craziness. I was feeling so good that my parents even chanced taking me to the mall on Saturday. I have not gone out much yet since my surgery and each time I do it's hard for Mommy to try to ignore the double takes. Mommy is convinced, though, that given the opportunity most people really are good at heart and that was proven yet again at the mall. While I was wandering the clothing store I happened upon the full length mirror and spent a few minutes dancing and checking out my big chin. Later, Mommy noticed a woman and her daughter looking my way. A few minutes passed and once her husband arrived the woman approached with her family in tow. The conversation went like this:
Woman: "She is just so cute!"
Woman: "How old is she?"
Mommy: "3 1/2"
Woman: "I just love her shoes"
Mommy: "Yes, she picked them out, she has great taste"
Woman (pointing to the hardware): "What is that for?"
So Mommy proceeded to explain what the hardware was for and why I needed it. The woman than asked Mommy if it hurt and she said yes it did but now that the turning has stopped I am doing much better. The family headed on their way and so did we. It wasn't a particulary thrilling conversation but it is exactly what Mommy wishes more people would do - ask.