Matter of fact

by Jen Lee Reeves on September 1, 2008 · 3 comments

in Independence, jordan, Little Arm, Potty Training, September08, Words

I knew Jordan was getting to the point when she would be able talk about her difference. I think Sunday was the first day I got to watch her in action. There was a little girl sitting next to her at church who looked over to her mom and said: “That girl doesn’t have an arm!” I looked at her and said my traditional: “That’s how she was born.” Then Jordan gave her explanation:

“I got a big hand. See my hand. And I got a little arm. This is my little arm.”

So matter of fact. So to the point. I loved it.

Today I took the kids to the local water spray park and Jordan turned up her independent attitude. She demanded I stay away from her as she ran between the playground and the water sprayers. If only she’d feel that independent about potty training. I have her going commando at home, but she made a mess of things during a newsroom visit earlier today. I’m leaning towards going back to Pull Ups until the messes stop. Commando at home, Pull Ups in public. The process exhausts me!!! Seriously, I was down to two Pull Ups when this problem turned up. I was about to have a personal ceremony honoring the end of landfill piles of poop.

Wah.

Here’s a silly moment at the water spray park:

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle September 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Good for Jordan! We field those comments all the time, too. It sounds like she did great! Keep it up Jordan!

The Beaver Bunch September 2, 2008 at 6:12 pm

I’ve visited a few times and I just have to reiterate, Jordan is adorable. Her personality just shines thru her pics and your videos. Blessings!

twin power mommy September 7, 2008 at 9:20 pm

That’s cute that she took control of the conversation and decided to add her own two cents!

Caitlyn is still a bit hesitant to explain to people what happened to her leg. She’s not embarassed or anything like that, she’s just not sure what to say to them.

We go over and over the questions that might be asked, and do some role playing with her, but she doesn’t want to answer people most times. We encourage her to because mostly people are just curious…
one day she might surprise me.

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