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A little boy pointed at Emme and said “Why is she in that chair?” I answered, “It helps her move. Just like your legs help you walk, her chair helps her walk too.” The answer satisfied his curiosity, but his mother quickly apologized to us in front of both children. I understand why she did this, but it’s important that we don’t make our children feel ashamed for wanting to understand differences.
I’m still relatively new to this world of special-needs parenting, so my lessons are raw. My eyes are opened every day to ways the world treats those with differences. So I proceed in humility to share what I’ve learned, and I hope that it enlightens some of you, too.
When you’re on the outside, you can’t see the hard work others are putting into it, or the ways it is helping them bless others. So if you have a friend selling something, here’s my advice to you: Stop rolling your eyes and start supporting your friends.
I thought it was time to share some of the things you should NOT say to the mom of a special-needs child. Please know my heart in this -- not to shame you, but to help you re-think your words when trying to show you care.
I started ripping the room apart, layer by layer. I couldn’t find anything. After checking the corners, the mattress, the box springs, and the bedding, I thought we might be in the clear. But then I saw it: one flat brown bug, the same size as the nailhead trim on our headboard, staring back at me.
If you are one of these moms (like me), striving and planning and seeking perfection with every holiday ideal, it’s time to take a deep breath. There are things we can do to help manage our expectations and still keep the magic alive.