Tuesday, February 9, 2010
When will society realise they too are humans???
I have bloged a few times recently on how upset and angry I get at the comments that people make about Ellie or the stares that she gets. This is one topic that makes my quite angry.
The title of my blog today stems from the above but also from what happened to a friend recently. My friend has the most beautiful boy, he is social, smiley, loves to play, loves to be around other kids etc... he is just a normal boy, and he has down syndrome. Recently before he started kinder, a mum complained that there was going to be a down syndrome boy in her son/daughters class.... Gasp!!!!!!!!!! I was horrified when I heard this. She hadnt even met the boy yet!!!
This got me thinking, here I am complaining about the stares and comments that are made about Ellie, but what chance do the kids of today have with parents like this who are ignorant and unacepting of kids with a disability.
What people need to realise is that kids with special needs, disabled kids, kids that are different are just like you and me..... yes they are different, in their very own unique way, but that doesnt make them less human... that is the thing they are humans, they have thoughts, feelings, etc.... I hate that Ellie may grow up into a world where there are still ignorant rude people who cannot accept this
To finish I want to tell you how a friend of mine explained Ellie to her 4 year old daughter when asked why she has one eye.....
My friend answered, "well you know how you have curly hair, and some people have straight hair. Some are short and some are tall... everyone is different. This is also the same with Ellie, she is differnet, but only because she has one eye..."
I loved the way that she discussed Ellies point of difference with her in a human way... this is what society needs to lean.
Remember... at the end of the day, these kids too are human
Posted by Melissa Young at 8:29 AM