You have GOT to be kidding!!
We went to Michael's to get a frame for the peasant art that I bought 2 years ago when
we adopted Wes......yes, I'm really on top of things.
There was a nice lady in the store who commented on how well
behaved the children were, and how cute the were.
As an adoptive parent, I am always aware of my duty to help educate people about the orphan crisis, and my children's various special needs.
And no matter how rediculous the question, I try to be polite and informative, so this day was no exception....I also have to remember that 12 little ears are listening to my response.
She said: Are these two really blind?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What I thought in that split second: No, running errands with 6 kids isn't fun enough, so I thought we'd have these 2 tote these fiberglass canes around, just for the challenge of it. And training a 6yo, who is mentally 3, to keep up with his cane, and learn to use it properly, sounded like a fun extra curricular activity. And no, they are just pretending; to get your sympathy.
OK--maybe it was more than a split second.
What I said: Actually, less than 10% of "blind" people are totally blind. The both have some useable vision, but would run into things and trip without their canes.............
I was such a good girl=)