This blog post is dedicated to all special needs parents. One’s who have been here for awhile and ones that are new to this way of life.
This month, I took the littles to Oktoberfest while Mr. Egner was at a class and Ashley started her new job.
I loaded up the double stroller….some sweaters, diapers, cheez its,….and off we went. I stopped by to pick up Ashley’s best friend on the way.
We picked out pumpkins.
We attempted to get Emily on the pony ride again this year.
Um, they had to turn the pony around because Emily was not happy and the pony was reacting to that emotion. No picture.
We went on a hayride. Lily’s first time.
Now you know, I wouldn’t normally post a picture that makes Emily looks like she was in distress. But she was.
She did not want to be on that ride.
Loads of people. Funny feeling hay. Not really knowing what is going on = heightened sensory issues.
It also means that Emily cried for the entire hayride.
Which leads me to explain why I have dedicated this post to all special needs parents.
I really wanted Emily to experience that ride. She cried the entire time and everyone looked at us funny for the entire trip. They might have even wanted to push us off, or something. At the end of the ride, a little girl, who couldn’t have been much older than Emily…..walked up to her with a scowl and stuck her tongue out at her. Rude much?
Don’t be sad for Emily.
She had no idea what was going on, thank goodness.
Be sad for that little girl. Be sad that she may grow up never knowing that …… even though that little girl on the hayride was crying…..it was probably for good reason. Not just because she was misbehaving. Because that was not the case here.
And….. you can be sad for the lady sitting behind Brittany that was digging in her shirt at the very moment I snapped the picture of her holding Lily on the hayride.
Maybe that little girl could have offered her a friendly smile instead.