11.09.2009

Curious About The New Header?

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.
dr. simmons, the shoe and the fruit

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.

33 comments:

  1. this pretty much melted my heart...

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  2. Beautiful photo and story!

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  3. Oh my goodness, cutest story ever!

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  4. Lovely shot - lovely shoes and lovely story...

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  5. You could have told my story. I wore shoes just like those, red ones, as a child for the same problems. My first experience with persimmons was a very unripe one on the tree that grew at the side of the road where we lived in the country. Very sweet story and very autumnish look to your masthead.

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  6. Love this - all of it - and the part about the kicking - well, that made me smile too

    Happy Early Birthday to the little man.

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  7. Great memories and celebrations!

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  8. Aww...what a story! :) Lovely, unique shot!

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  9. Love the story and the header.

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  10. Love it!

    When my daughter was 3 or 4, we put her hair up in 2 little twisted buns on the top of her head. I called them "buns".

    At that same time, I was eating a lot of "bean buns" - asian steamed dumplings with red bean paste in the middle.

    My daughter started calling the buns on her head "bean buns", and 5 years later, that's what we still call them in our house.

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  11. what a beautiful story. thank you for sharing with us. this is exactly why i feel a blog is the most wonderful vessel. it not only lets us pour out our creativity and record our very own history but, allows us as readers to learn and be inspired from others.

    thanks again.
    delightful blog.

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  12. My oldest, now nine, needed surgery to correct his short Achilles tendon (which caused his foot to turn in) when he was five, and I must say that your first paragraph sounded eerily familiar to me! He handled the surgery and loooong recovery amazingly, and keeps up with his buddies quite well today :-)
    I'm glad your story has a happy ending too - I am smiling about your son's name for persimmons. So cute!

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  13. love the story and the header.

    a friends daughter had to wear shoes that they called "A boot in the bar" or something. She would put them on her 1 year old and tie them as tight as possible. somehow she could manage to get out of them...the determination of a child.

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  14. Oh I am absolutely in love with the colors - the orangey reds and browns. Simply gorgeous! Happy
    7th birthday!

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  15. That is so special. I love to have a theme for a month in remembrance of a memory! Make since:)?!

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  16. What a cute story! My husband is a podiatrist....I'll have to tell him this one :) Great picture by the way!

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  17. Absolutely perfect! I love kid-speak--they come up with the greatest of words.

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  18. My Nov is filled with birthdays. Honey's on the 10th (today!), N's on the 19th, SIL 22, good friends sprinkled all around. I must attract scorps.

    love the story!

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  19. incredibly sweet story molly!
    i love the new header, great seasonal colors!

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  20. I think he would LOVE it! Very touching post.

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  21. I love Aidan, I love little boy shoes, and I love frozen persimmons. Thank you for a needed smile.

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  22. I remember a boy I babysat for had special toes and the always looked like he had them on the wrong feet! They worked, though.

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  23. Yes, he doesn't have an interesting palate, he even loves shrimp!

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  24. Happy birthday to your kiddo! (I was pidgeon toed, wore similar shoes & my mom speaks fondly of the Dr. we had, too!Hooray for good Doctors!)

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  25. Ooh, that's just so cute. Btw, I'm a big fan of persimmons too. :)

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  26. I love that story and the photo is perfect to go along with it!

    I'm glad your son's feet are 'better' now.

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  27. Beautiful photo! Love the worn look and scuff marks. Reminders of precious years. One of our daughters had to wear those special shoes with the steel bar in between and it broke our heart to put her to bed like that at night, but thankfully they did their job. Nice story!

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  28. that is such a sweet story. and so happy that surgery never came to be.

    kellen has a funny "interesting palette" as well

    loves tuna fish sandwiches (not pb&j)
    loves chard and asparagus and salmon
    salad LOVEs salad. i love every bit of his adventurous eating.

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  29. That story is sooo sweet and cute - just like Aidan. Seriously, that kid is one in a million. Good job parents!

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  30. Gorgeous, truly gorgeous.

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