As a last hurrah, of sorts, we’re in Nashville this week visiting family, eating biscuits, and generally lazing about in the Tennessee humidity like overfed skeeters (<—that’s actually a super gross visual but it sounds southern so just go with it). There are only two weeks until I officially return to work and five days until I unofficially return to get the library ready for the five-hundred little rascals who are just itching to give it some life this school year.
Since I’m on vacation and my mom is feeding me and my kid is getting spoiled rotten by his Old Granny (<— yes, that’s what I’ve decided he’s going to call my mother), I figured I would use this opportunity to share two must-see videos with you… and take a nap while you watch them.
This year, two of my favorite spina bifida mamas participated in Listen To Your Mother, a grassroots production that allows mothers to share their stories in front of a live audience in cities across the country. Hearing them read their stories reminded me of how unique and yet universal the experience of raising a child with a disability can be. Each story of theirs is not my story– but at the same time… it is. So, grab a box of tissues (or maybe, to be safe, just remove your mascara before pressing play) and get comfy. You’re in for a treat.
((Oh! And if you missed it, What Do You Do, Dear? was on the Huffington Post this week! Check it out: My Son’s Disability Doesn’t Make Me a “Special Kind of Person” ))