Monday, September 15, 2008

A 6 Year Old's Perspective

Last night Eilidh informed me that a new boy will be starting in her grade 1 class today. I'll call him Joe.

"Ms. Teacher told us he uses a wheelchair so we have to make sure we push in our chairs all the time so he can get by," Eilidh informed me.

We had a conversation about some of the different reasons a person needs to use a wheelchair. Wheelchairs have been in our topic of conversation of late because my cousin's wife just won gold and broke a world record at the Paralympics.

This morning Eilidh said, "Mom, I'm still going to like Joe being in our class. I don't mind that he's a boy."

Amen sister. Amen.

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