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So Who The Hell Am I Then?

I really have no idea. One of those spells where I consider my to-do list and wonder just who the hell I am and what it is that I actually do with my life.


In other news, tonight a small child pointed at me and laughed. Me, not Bazza the scooter.

Odd, usually children of that age (and younger) are curious, but about the scooter. And often it's sheer delight: one child won a place in my heart with a gleeful "you've got a little car!" (Should the opportunity ever arise, such kids will be allowed a free ride).

(And come to think of it, at least one adult has said the same, with equal glee, but he was a bit too big to sit on my lap).

But this was not that, I'm afraid. There were, unfortunately, no other adults paying close attention and I wasn't going to stop and go looking over such a small event, but it did leave a bad taste in my mouth.

On the plus side, one of her little friends did pipe up with how "that's like Aunty so-and-so...", so maybe this will advance her social awareness/empathy.


Of course, there's always the possibility that it was me, not the scooter.

Maybe I should stop wearing that fake red nose...


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Apr. 19th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
well yes, I'd probably laugh at you with a fake red nose too!

little car - that is glorious.
Apr. 19th, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
Maybe I should actually get a fake red nose. That way, when this happens, I really could blame the nose.
Apr. 19th, 2010 09:38 am (UTC)
I think I must have told you that one enterprising young boy (after first enviously asking "How fast does it go?") asked me why I had a powerchair, and I informed him gravely that I hadn't eaten my vegetables. His mother had a very hard time not laughing.

I've been able to give a few little ones lap rides and they do enjoy it. I probably would have hissed or belched or made a horrible face at the laughing one, because when children are concerned I inevitably sink to their level.
Apr. 19th, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC)
Hee! That rings a bell.

I like the horrible face idea - that honestly hadn't occurred to me. Clearly I am not evil enough for my own good.

Apr. 19th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
IT's sometimes a bit difficult to have a conversation with the really wee ones, so I default to gestures and faces. I am usually a bit of a bad influence and try to persuade the baby to learn to stick its tongue out after round two of wave-and-smile. So making rude faces at the older ones just comes naturally.
Apr. 19th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
They tend to laugh at what they don't understand, you know. It could well have been just seeing you on a scooter.
I love the "little car" concept.
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