Between the ages of 1 and 3, Aidan had an appointment with the podiatrist every few months. Aidan became attached to Dr. Simmons during this time, and even though Dr. Simmons was a very nice man, he freaked me out with words like "surgery" and "casts".
Aidan's little feet turned inward, but thankfully over time, and with the help of daily stretching and special shoes, his feet corrected themselves. The special shoes, which came to be known in our house as Dr. Simmons' shoes, were ridiculously expensive and had to be replaced every few months as Aidan's feet grew. They were adorable, though. Brown leather high tops with soft brown laces. Hurt like a son-of-a-gun when he kicked us.
During the time we were seeing Dr. Simmons, Aidan also discovered persimmons. My son has always had an interesting palate, and I was delighted though not surprised that he liked persimmons. In Aidan's cute little toddler language, persimmons became known as Dr. Simmons.
For the month of November, in honor of Aidan's 7th birthday, my header features Dr. Simmons, the shoe, and Dr. Simmons, the fruit. I wonder what our podiatrist would think, though I'm quite relieved we no longer have to visit him.