As you know from a recent post, Max broke his leg at the start of the summer…and yesterday he got his 5th and final cast off. He has a pretty long road of recovery ahead of him but he will get there, one day a time.
He was so excited and happy to get his cast off and see his little leg again – and I have so enjoyed seeing it too after being hidden for six weeks! The simple truth is, I absolutely adore seeing Max and Lucia’s bare legs.
In Max’s case it is just lovely to see him in shorts. Because our weather is usually so rubbish this is a rarity so when he is able to get his legs out he looks so lovely, fresh and summery.
For Lucia though it is different. As her legs are covered from morning until night 365 days a year, I delight in seeing her little bare legs and feet first thing in the morning before her garments go on, and for the hour or so before going to bed at night. It is really hard to explain how I feel as I know it might sound a little bit daft, but it is one of those things no one else would ever have to think about.
The other day she spilt some water on herself around tea time so I took off her compression tights and I decided not to put a new pair on as it was nearing the end of the day. So I just put her leggings on over her bare legs – like anyone else would do everyday. Seeing her little bare ankles and feet looked so lovely, so natural and so free. And Lucia knew it was different too and skipped around the house giggling! When Daryn arrived home from work it was the first thing he noticed too as this never happens.
As I said before it is really hard to describe how I feel. It’s just something really special. Something that is taken for granted for the majority of people. I love her bare legs and feet so much that every night I spend a few minutes looking at her lying in bed, so comfortable and as I said before, ‘free’. It’s the only word I can think of and I am not usually stuck for words. I can only imagine how it must feel to wear tight compression garments all day every day, and although she rarely complains I know how much she loves to get them off and have her ‘naked leg time’ as she calls it.
This is definitely bit of a strange post and I have found it hard to write so I hope it makes some sense! I am very happy to say that tonight my two babies have all four of their combined legs bare in bed, and that’s a great thing.