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Even More Awesomeness | Teeny Manolo

Even More Awesomeness




These people and their creativity with wheelchair costumes cause me to hang my head in shame.

5 Responses to “Even More Awesomeness”

  1. marvel October 2, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    I just always think about how much $$ it must cost to buy the materials. Granted it’s probably not more than $40-50 but still that’s a lot for some people.

    • Glinda October 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

      Probably what was missing from this post was for me to point out that they are all wheelchair users.

      • marvel October 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

        But why do you say you feel “ashamed?” There are times when I feel guilty that I don’t make great Halloween costumes for my kids, and then I think, well, for one thing it’s time and for another I think it’s more important to save money for college or give money to charity than it is for my kids to win “best costume of the year” at their school. I have different priorities about how to show my love to my kids, and that’s fine.

        So, some parents have great kids who are wheelchair bound and one year they decide to show their love by putting a lot into cool Halloween costumes. Good for them. But why do you feel ashamed? You obviously love your kids, just in different ways. And as you’ve shared, your kids have their challenges too, just not as immediately obvious.

        I just don’t get the “ashamed” part.

        • Glinda October 10, 2012 at 2:57 am #

          Well, I used ashamed because I like to think of myself as a creative person, but yet am unable to harness that creativity in such awesome ways as the people above.

          So I guess it is more about missed opportunities more than anything else.

          • marvel October 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

            One of my pet peeves is when women are self-critical because they aren’t meeting the impossible expectation of being everything to everyone all the time. There’s nothing to be ashamed of in how and when you are able to express your creativity. Think of all the things the people who made those wheelchair costumes DIDN’T do while they were making the costumes! We’re all doing the best we can to do the best can. Well, most of us. :)