My nephew has a dilemna. He wants to go trick or treating for Halloween.
But he can't walk far enough to do it without a wheelchair.
When the other kids see him in a wheelchair only some of the time, they don't understand that he can't walk long distances and they ask him alot of questions and challenge him about it.
So he told my sister he doesn't think he wants to do Halloween. She replied "No candy?" Even that didn't change his mind - at first.
Let's just say he's mulling over his options.
I offered to go along in my wheelchair dressed as ET, but my older nephew just rolled his eyes at me. I figured if I dressed up like that, it would give the kids more to talk about than a wheelchair.
Of course the real answer to this situation is doing some handicapped awareness with the other kids. After all, they're just curious and asking questions because they don't understand. It would be alot more comfortable for everyone to do some educating and explaining about CP than to have this be an issue to this extent. We'll have to work on that.
In the meantime, I'm going to go figure out another costume. ET sounded good...