Just another one foot advantage...
I can shoe shop for Reid without having to take him with me.
Reid got a new leg last week. A new leg always means new shoes. The only shoes Reid could fit into were Parker's crocs. So I left at bedtime to shoe shop....with Reid's leg, without Reid.
Reid's prosthetic leg never embarrasses me or makes me uncomfortable. I have no problem with people asking questions. We've embraced it. But I'm not gonna lie, carrying a child's leg around while shopping was a bit awkward. I don't have a purse large enough to conceal it. I'll tell you what, I turned quite a few heads.
Shoe shopping for Reid is a treat. His prosthetic foot does not have the same flexibility as a normal, flesh and bone, foot does. I have to be able to get his foot in a shoe flat footed. It really limits the shoes he can wear and always results in buying a size or two larger than he would normally wear. But because I had to get a couple sizes larger, I found a smokin' deal on clearance. The last pair left. It was providential.