Close enough, right?
Playette is featured in the newly-released Toys R Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids. She's on page twenty-eight with the Big Piano and page sixty-seven in the index. (Heads-up: The guide site is not iGadget friendly.)
Someone, somewhere, knew better than to put her on the cover because this mama would have FLIPPED OUT and scared the crap out of Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas if we had been in the same room. I would have been hugging her and rocking like we were long lost play cousins. Even better, Nettie and Celie.
Yeah, they made the right decision.
But I digress.
We went to NYC several months ago as a family for the shoot. It was a great experience for Playette. She got to have her hair and makeup done, as well as wear an outfit picked out especially for her by a stylist. She also had a person dedicated to keeping her engaged and moving in accordance with the (awesome) photographer's needs.
I got to sit in the back, be quiet, and watch. As the photos came up on the computer next to me, the assistant would review them to see if they met certain criteria. So it was pretty cool for me, too.
Totally something we would do again.
Here she is as we were leaving. She had picked the hat out herself at H&M that morning and it was used in some of the photos. The lei was a gift from her hype-woman. (I'm sure she has another title, but that's all I can think of at the moment.)
Go grab a toy guide from your local store. They're free! I'll be making my way over to TRU shortly.
Oh yeah. The quote. I realize it's confusing because we are neither Jeanette nor Taylor, but I couldn't come up with something I was ok with being published so I didn't submit anything. I figure it's all been said before and I didn't know how to put into words how Playette has impacted our lives or makes me feel or...
I mean, she's my kid. I love her. I treat her like I would if she didn't have Down syndrome. I just didn't know how to make a quote be whatever it is I thought it should be.
Maybe I just should have said that.