Seriously: what am I doing to her? Or another regular fear, about how one faces the day.
This book offers plenty of righteous, valuable anger over being told "I don't know how you do it" or "You're such a terrific parent! One of the prizes for me in this book was a quiet confession from Megan Raines Wingert, which I think is something every special-needs parent needs to have someone share: I never anticipated the guilt I would feel over the days I dreaded hearing his voice in the morning, signalling a new day of struggling to retain my sanity and not ruin this little boy. And we make it through them, somehow, almost always.
There isn't necessarily more to it than that, except to remember that sometimes, we can't make it through on our own, and maybe we can't make it through at all. Which brings up the giant problem of, simply, seeking help.
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- My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities!
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Jennifer Byde Myers recounts some of her failed attempts at finding someone who could be with her child, including a Craigslist ad that generated troll-level online comments. After detailing these struggles, she concludes her essay with an imaginary Craigslist ad that sums up the minimum standards we're all trying to meet: This is it. This is all I really need.
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Show up on time. Make sure my kid doesn't catch fire.
Please, please don't make me cry. Many parents of special-needs kids who've read this far will recognize this as the highest praise possible, for a book of this type. I'm grateful to the editors, Yantra Bertelli, Jennifer Silverman, and Sarah Talbot, for My Baby Rides the Short Bus ; to the driver of my daughter's short bus, and the teachers to whom she's delivered; and grudgingly to my colleague and friend who exercised my tear ducts via the useful torment of this book. Labels: family review special needs.
Thanks, Theresa. It was a tough book to read, so it took me a long time, and I'm not used to reading a book in pieces like that. Well worth finding, for anyone with an interest or with friends in these particular weeds!
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