Saturday, February 19, 2011
Socks & Shorts
As I have observed people with leg limb differences over the past few years, one thing they all seem to have in common is the fact that most of the time they wear shorts. I always thought this was odd and I didn't understand it. It didn't matter if they were wearing prosthetics or not. My thought with Israel was always to have him wear pants so people wouldn't stare quite as much. It hasn't been until recently that I realized that having Israel wear pants is like us wearing pants that cover our feet and shoes. The ends of Izzy's legs are "his feet". He uses them a lot for different things, and putting pants on him really "disables" him. So I pulled out the shorts and put his socks on. He seemed to be very happy about the whole thing.