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December 29th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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So Cooper is still not a steady child on his feet around the house w/ no socks on. You put the best Elephanten or Ecco brand shoes on him, he still trips on the grass or ground. I have boots, good quality again, he's fallen flat on his butt & face already just walking 20 feet to the car, it that for distance. Because of this, he has not gone outside to play in the snow. I cannot b/c of my personal handicap, I can't walk w/ out cane, nevermind in the snow. My DS T.T. (just turned 2) has also yet to play in the snow, but it's not b/c of anything medical that he can't. I just can't bring him out there alone. DH works late nights/hours, and never has time to bring the babies outside, just even for a minute or two. I feel bad, they all have the gear, but have yet to play in the snow, that's what kids do, is play outside in the snow. I feel like the worst parent ever, which I know I'm not, but I don't have the ability to bring them out. How can I make their childhood better when I can't do it myself? Same w/ the parks & stuff, I can't run after them (cane) so if they were to do something that could hurt them, or fall down or run off, I couldn't catch them in time.

Any one else have this issue? I just feel so bad that my kids aren't outside enjoying life as they should be. It's not an excuse either. I just don't have the physical capability to bring them out. I see all these pix of kids in the snow that are 2 & 3 like my LO's, yet mine are staring outside instead of being outside. This make's me sad.

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December 29th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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Danny's not been out int he snow either, but being so young it's not a huge deal to him. He's not a very steady kid - whether because of his rolling ankles or just the family's genetic lack of coordination, who knows, LOL. Either way, he gets excited, tries to run, and inevitably falls down...and I don't really want his processors or anything to get wet, nor so I feel like chasing him around outside when he can't hear me. Soooo, we hang out inside, and big brother goes outside with one parent or the other.

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December 29th, 2009, 01:11 PM
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Well at least I am not the only one in this situation. I feel like the worst mother ever but it's hard, I don't want Cooper to get hurt b/c he is excited & running too fast & then I can't help b/c I am crippled as it is w/ my issues. KWIM? I'd be heart broken if he got hurt & it was b/c I was outdoors & unable to run to get to him in time. On the flip, my 2 year old, no issues & I know that he would be great in the snow. So I feel badly for him. My 9 year old goes out w/ out me, that's okay, he plays in the backyard & we're okay w/ that. My 12 year old (step-son) doesn't live w/ me/us so that's an issue that I don't have to deal w/ in this case.

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