Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Simple Gifts

I used to have this idea about writing a novel called Simple Gifts about a child with special needs. I can't imagine writing that book, now or ever. Because the more I learn, the more it becomes apparent to me that there's nothing at all "simple" about a child with special needs.


Emom said...

Parenting is complicated enough....add something "unique" and off the Rickter scale it goes....my niece is autistic, and I marvel at her parents.....smiles.

Sarahlynn said...

Yep. I'm increasingly resistant to the whole idea of people being "simple." It's right up there with other generalizations of kids with Down syndrome, including: they're always cheerful, they never lie, etc. My child is a child, first and foremost! She does tell fibs sometimes and she has her mood swings. She also has some additional challenges.