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May 8th, 2008, 08:18 AM
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hello, i was just wondering how you all dealt with strangers.... basically recently when i've been taking zachariah out there are people who look at him and try to get his attention, waving and clicking fingers etc. anyway i was wondering whether you all confessed something was wrong to them or just ignored them as they're strangers and really none of their business? i'm just not sure what to do, i think partly i dont feel ike getting inti a conversation with every person i meet and also the fact i dont know for certain what is wrong too?.
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May 8th, 2008, 10:33 AM
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If the person was really trying to get her attention, I would say, I'm sorry she can't see you, she's blind (an exaggeration of course, but got my point across). Most people mumble something about oh I'm so sorry to hear that and by that point in time, I was walking away. The reaaly pushy ones who ask what happened, i just say she was born that way and walk away. Usually, though, I would just ignore the person if they weren't too persistant. It's all about comfort level, what you want to say, and how you want to deal with it.

Usually, though, I just stick with the she can't see you, she's blind, or she was born blind (takes care of what happened?)
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May 8th, 2008, 12:30 PM
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I agree.... no one has ever done that to Nate but when he first came home from the hospital we had to take an oxygen tank and a heart rate/apnea monitor with us every where and when people would ask *what's wrong with him* I would say nothing... and walk away...
And with his glasses everyone asks WHY he's wearing glasses at such a young age, I just say * because he needs them*.. like I am putting them on him as a fashion statement? lol I wish!
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May 9th, 2008, 11:45 AM
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thanks for the replies i think i will have to do a combination of the 2 then, ignoring or claiming he's blind and see which one ends up working best for me, some people are so rude with their interfering questions when it comes to babies aren't they, i don't think many people question adults when they appear to be different!
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May 9th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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IKWYM, that's why I usually say oh she's blind, because then they get all flustered and kind of run away.
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