Absolutely nothing beats the innocence of a child. When they are little they have little exposure to things that are considered “different”. The wonderful thing about a kid is they have no filter. They usually say exactly what they are thinking right when they think it. The children in my life are no exception to that rule.
My nephew once told me when he was little that he was going to buy me new eyes at wal Mart. He was going to make sure they were green because that’s what color my eyes are. He would make sure they weren’t broken this time and he was sorry they are broken now.
My niece once told me that she wished I could see her because she sure was pretty.
My daughter used to tell me on a regular basis that she loved playing hide and go seek with me especially when I was it.
The same nephew as above told me that he knew how to fix me. He went on to tell me that all I needed to do was blink. That always makes his eyes feel better.
Another one of my nieces tells me that I got ripped off on a regular basis and that I need to right a letter of complaint to someone.
My friend’s son said, “That would really suck to be blind. I don’t know how you eat.”
My other nephew used to make his own version of a Verizon slogan. “Can you see me now? … How about now?.... And now?...”
Another little boy told me that maybe if I cover one eye that would help me to see better.
A friend’s daughter was very upset. She said, “If she can’t see me how will she know who I am?”
My oldest nephew once told me that if he could he would give me his eyes… Or at least one of them he needed to at least see half of what was going on. But at least then we would be equal.