No Kidding Around With Kids' Rooms

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No Kidding Around With Kids' Rooms

Knock! Knock!

"You can't come in!"

Knock! Knock!

"You can't come in!"

You say this to your parents all the time. Eventually they'll barge in. Hey, they're doing their job, which is to keep you safe, and some kids that close the doors try to hide something from their parents. But you're not doing drugs and you don't play violent video games. All you want is some privacy. Your mom and dad may be bursting in because they're worried that you're OK (they read the guide to wheelchairs too many times). After all, your room wasn't designed for a wheelchair. The dressers are too high. The windows are too high. And, be honest, you're trying to stand up to open the windows, right? If you have a standing lift chair, you can do this more easily—maybe you can get a trade-in.

F you do plan on using a standing lift chair just remember to do some exercise to strengthen your muscles or that fall will be a doozy. You don't want your parents worrying all the time. You fall, you get back up, no problem (especially when you're rolling over that thick pile carpet in the rust color your mom bought and you hate).

And now after all that tearing around, redecorating and hollering you need a nap--you would never have admitted this when you were four. You crash in the beanbag chair. Not crash literally. But it's good for your back muscles to be out of wheelchairs, standing or sitting. Now your dad barges in, interrupting your sleep. Doesn't he know you're growing and need rest? But you smile at him anyway. It's not easy being a parent.

   

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