I have a theory.
(This is where most of my family roles their eyes and groans. Feel free to participate, but hang with me here… :))
Kids with Ds have notoriously small feet. One little girl I know is 3 1/2, and still wears a size 1. A size 1 infant shoe. When I say small, I mean s-m-a-l-l.
Kids with Ds are also notoriously late walkers. It’s usually chalked up to low muscle tone, which, don’t get me wrong, I’m sure plays a large role.
However, donchya think that having those teeny tiny little toes makes being vertical significantly more difficult? Have you ever looked at feet on most kids? After looking at Piper for so long, they look huge. Of course they’ll have an easier time standing and walking with those flippers to balance on, right? It has to be easier than trying to figure it out on little nubbins with the surface area of a peg-leg.
My brother decided he could help Piper out.
This is not what I had in mind…
Piper may have been game.
But the military doesn’t make boots in pink to match her wardrobe.