I picked Pinkie up from school yesterday everything was normal, nothing out of the ordinary, it was a nice day. We go across a bridge where we say “hello” to the ducks”, like I said everything was normal. Until we got to the other side of the bridge and I noticed they had put some barriers up to stop cyclists etc.
Well this threw Pinkie completely out, she sat on the floor refusing to move. So of course you get the usual tuts and groans from passer by’s. I thought you can see we have a situation here and all you can do is be so quick with your smart remarks. I just didn’t have the energy to tackle one woman who said to her son” Look at that naughty girl, sat on the floor”.
I was trying to persuade Pinkie to get up off the floor then Little Gnome started crying . “I thought great”.I had to get back home as Perkie was due to be dropped off from school”. She finally got up and started screaming well then that got everyone looking at us what a performance.
Then to top the afternoon off she sat in the middle of a road, luckily it was only a quiet road, I have her on a wrist strap as she has no concept of danger what so ever. So here I was trying to get her to cross the road. Then you get ” oh I wouldn’t have let her do that ” comment. No I wouldn’t if I had a choice but she is upset can’t you see that.Finally we continued our journey.
The best bit was there was a lady in a wheelchair you know what really got me that people moved for this lady because she was in the wheelchair. They came past us and Pinkie wouldn’t move out-of-the-way . This woman had the cheek to say ” can you move, can’t you see I am disabled ” . I thought what ………… I have my 4-year-old daughter here that is maybe just as disabled who can’t walk very far but because she looks normal nobody takes any notice. To them she is just a very naughty girl.
Don’t you think it is time people stopped being so quick to judge , because you know a child may look normal to you but in fact could be disabled. Please stop judging a book by it cover and begin to find out about the book, it contents may surprise you