I’m still working on scrapbooking Atti’s first year, but I’ve been finding that that format isn’t the best for one particular story I want to tell. And that’s explaining Atti’s disability to him. Since it’s all he’s ever known, it’s normal for him. But every once in a while I see a little flicker cross his face that tells me he recognizes when other kids can do things he wants to do. Luckily Atti’s a sweet tempered little guy so this doesn’t cause too many problems yet, but it sure can. I have heard stories of tantrums that break your heart and make you tear out your hair.
Still, Atti’s beginning to recognize. And kids will ask why he doesn’t talk much or what’s wrong with his legs or why he gets to ride in the special chair, and I want him to understand in a way that doesn’t make him different from other kids.
I decided the best way would be for Atti to have a book about it. He and I are so connected that way. I used Snapfish to make this photo book (Tinyprints has sponsored me in the past with Snapfish photo books, but I paid for this one all by myself), and it still makes me cry to read it.