Thursday, February 16, 2006

Children's Health Alert

As most of you know, I have a toddler. Recently we have encountered a health issue that I want to share. I am doing this not to frighten anyone, but to educate you. I have been assured that this condition will eventually disappear although I am not entirely sure when. It seems that with some it lasts for only a few months, while in others it seems to last through the late teens.

It is called SFS. Short for Slippery Feet Syndrome. It seems to flare up when the child is asked to do something for their selves. For example, when my darling daughter wants some more orange juice, I will reply, "OK, go get me your cup." This is usually met with the response: "I can't. My feet are sooooo slippery." Other examples include when I ask her to pick up her toys. Thankfully, it seems as if each episode is fairly short in duration. I just wanted to educate any parents or caregivers out there who might have been uninformed about SFS.

1 comment:

SharnJean said...

Do you want to know something crazy? I think that I have SFS also.

Hmmm...and you thought I was lazy!