Out of the mouth of babes, Grandma, why do you walk funny? (It should be noted that he is now mimicking me – I want to growl, but started laughing instead – little jerk! LOL) Since he has ADHD, and since he thinks computer games are way better than gardening; I decided to show him in pictures:
And now is this:
This and so much more was all done with the help of things like this:
Several great doctors, modern technology, and some really strong metal and plastic parts (hope I don’t rust – hee hee).
Before the new body parts, I could not lift my right arm without my left arm’s help. Both knees were sitting bone-on-bone (cartilage totally gone in both), and one foot had bones that shattered as my beautiful doctor tried to fix it (and NO – none of them were named – Frankenstein). The other foot is yet to be determined, but it is useable on most days, so I’m ok for now.
On good days, I walk upright. On fun days, I walk like the Hunchback of Notre Dame (of course, then I have to chase him around the yard yelling “Where’s my bell? Give me my bell?” with a lisp of course.)
So, my answer to my grandson is – I HAVE EARNED IT!
My walk came hand-in-hand over time just like my wrinkles. The real answer is: just too much fun growing up, so now I pay the piper. With any luck, by the time everything gives out, I will have it all completely replaced and then have a great excuse for not knowing who that lady is in the mirror! He is only seven, so he didn’t get the joke. It was too hard to explain why I couldn’t stop laughing at this point, so I just tickled him for a while.
Then I proceed to tell him all about the reasons why Grandma is so silly all the time – but that is a whole other story.