Friday, August 17, 2007

Well that time of the year has arrived and it is time to get ready for school. I try to get Colleen clothes that are age appropriate. So we try the layered look, but she tucks everything in, and then wears a belt. She is into picking out her own clothes, so having her with me is inconvenient but important. Her jeans still fit, thank God-I had to shorten all of them 5 inches. She is a size 1/2 . Tops are more of a challenge due to her long trunk. So we hit a few store and got a few shirts-all red and pink! Oh well, hopefully she will actually wear them, sometimes she is outfit "challenged" and I try to convince her to change. Picking out the night before just means more changing. I have to pick my battles, so she usually wins. Then we went shoe shopping, she has worn the same size for 2 years! Size 4 is in little girls, so she can't get trendy shoes like the other girls. I get athletic shoes because her feet turn in and she needs the support-but the other girls don't wear them. And I probably should have her checked again for orthotics.
So back to school is a hard time for me because I am reminded how different she is from girls her age, so it takes a bit to work thru that. Then I remember that because she is different I don't have to worry about skimpy clothes, cell phones, my space, and boy craziness. (but she does talk about "Chris" as her "boyfriend" and they are going to get "married"!) In some ways she's not that different-I asked her to do something and she said "eat dirt"-great......

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. I look forward getting to know your family! My daughter that has T21 is 7. :) She's 1 of 4 girls.

You are my sunshine... said...

Oh, boy. That sounds very challenging. Glad you found a least a couple of things that you and she like. :)