In the Name of Research

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This is me (Heather) doing serious scientific research. I needed to pick out a shower head for Aidan’s bathroom. There were just so many choices but I found one I thought would be best. I had almost made my final decision when I began to wonder if it would be too heavy for Aidan. Poor kid could get this super duper accessible bathroom only to be left with a shower head that he can’t use.

So clearly I needed to hold it and consider Aidan’s strength and muscle control. What you can’t see in this picture is that I had to climb up on a shelf to reach it. This serious scientific research is risky stuff, but a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do.

Five more seconds and that shower head would have become my microphone, but no, I saw a sales clerk approaching.  I thought, gosh this would make an interesting story to be kicked out of a store at XX years of age after being a rule follower for most of my life. I was getting my in the name of serious scientific research apology ready when the sales clerk asked…

“Can I get you a towel?”


About Heather Bowie

I’m the mother of two wonderful boys and have been married almost 20 years to an amazing Irishman I met in a castle. Our oldest son Liam loves to read and run. Our younger son Aidan loves to drive his power chair and socialize. Aidan has a rare genetic disease (PURA Syndrome) and Epilepsy. This blog was birthed out of the desire to tell our story, and in doing so, appreciate the journey.
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