Whenever I hear of parents, both sighted and blind, going on adventures with their babies (and I am not talking about hikes up mountains, but to the Easter Show for example), it hits me. I have a terrible case of “I want to be able to do that with my baby too” envy. Yes envy/jealousy is bad I know, and I shouldn’t be feeling like this because there are people far worse off than me, and I am fully aware of that.
The next time I hear of a sighted parent complaining about what a logistical nightmare it is taking the kids shopping or whatever, I will scream. You see, I envy you-I wish I could go out with my baby to the supermarket or anywhere else for that matter, on my own. I can’t even take my baby and guide dog out together by myself because of Yannie’s distractability with cats and dogs. If I had known it would be like this, I probably wouldn’t have asked to have Yannie back, because what’s the point of having a guide dog if you have to take the baby and guide dog out separately? It wasn’t supposed to be this way.