For the first two years of Charlie’s life, I wouldn’t buy him or dress him in anything with a sport theme. If mom was in charge, Charlie would not be wearing basketballs, footballs, baseballs, or soccer balls. No “future quarterback” graced the body of my little one.
I hated to dress him in a constant reminder of what he might never do. The wheelchair was always a possibility and that made sports seem pretty unlikely.
These days I find I don’t notice these things very much any more. Sports aren’t my first pick, but that’s only because Charlie loves music, so I try to pick “rock n roll” themed stuff for him instead.
I’ve let go of some things. It doesn’t sting any more that Charlie might never play baseball or basketball. He might still be a fan. He might play wheelchair basketball. He might have never played sports as a typical child–Lord knows I was no star athlete.
So, one hang-up gone. Only five thousand left to go, right?
Do you have any hang-ups? Making any progress on them?