Thursday, 3 March 2011

I want to be a normal kid

Amelia was very upset, frustrated and angry at bedtime last night.
We could not understand the cause of the sadness until she hugged me and said very strongly "I just want to be a normal kid".

After letting Amelia release all of her thoughts last night we sat down this morning and wrote this together (she talked, I wrote):

An Open letter to Anyone and Everyone,

I want to be a normal kid.
Why is everyone treating me like a newborn baby when I am not ?
I just want to walk, I don't want to get in my wheelchair.
I don't want people helping me to sit. I can do it myself.
I don't want everyone treating me like a baby.
I want people to just stop helping me.
But I don't want to tell them. It might hurt their feelings.

I want mummy and me to tell everyone in my class i have A-T.
- I go wobbly sometimes.
- If you see me in the playground struggling then come and help me if you want to. You don't have to if you don't want to.
- It might take me a little while to think about what I am going to say.
- I just want to be a normal kid like you.

Thank you.

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