Monday, March 22, 2010

Kids say the darndest things...

One of the best parts of using a wheelchair is seeing different people react to you. Many adults stare at you while trying to make it look like they aren't, trip over themselves to hold the door for you while blocking it with their body, and are afraid to ask why you use a wheelchair (or ask it loudly after knowing you for 5 minutes).

Kids however, have no such filter. Dan and Chris have been asked all sorts of questions ranging from curious ignorance to outrageous theories. Here's our top five:

  1. "Look, a choo choo train!" 
  2. "Can I have a car like that guy?"
  3. "Can I use that when you're done?"
  4. "Were you born in a wheelchair?"
  5. "How do you sleep?"
The general consensus around here is that the best kids are the ones that look at you like you're completely normal. Of course that dude uses a wheelchair, why wouldn't he?  One of our favorites was a little boy who asked all sorts of questions about why Dan was paralyzed, used a wheelchair, etc, then came to the following conclusion: "You must be very special!" You got that right kid.

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