19th January 2016
This afternoon after our appointment we went to Hill Street Grocer to get some fruit, veggies and meat
I parked the car and turned and asked
Veronika is she was going in her wheelchair?….’no’
So I asked her if she was going to walk?….’yeh’
Are you going to have your own basket?….’yeh’
Veronika picked a basket on wheels(of course) and one for me to carry. Veronika kept trying to push her basket and I explained and showed her how she needs to walk and pull the basket….it took a while as each time we stopped she again went to push it.
We got the fruit and veggies we needed and went to the deli to get the meat….I love how the staff interact and talk to my girl, not at her or ignoring her but truly talking to her….they pass the meat to Veronika and she puts it in her basket….
As we go to leave the deli to go to the counter to pay, Veronika realised her basket was to heavy for her and showed me she wanted me to carry some of the things she had. So we put them in my basket and went and waited in line at the counter.
Life skills…..it takes at least twice as long to do the shopping this way, but this time is an investment in my girls future independence