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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Don't be retarded...

I've said, you have said it, we have all said it. But only now that I actually have a child who has intellectual disabilities do I understand just how hurtful that word is. Today is national pledge day to stop the use of hateful and derogatory words that hurt people like my sweet Ethan. Won't you join us? http://www.r-word.org/



I am trying to make an effort when I hear other people say the word, you know the "r" word to stop and tell them what it really means when they say it. Sometimes that is not an easy conversation to have, but for this guy.....







Who enjoys watching Baby Einstein with his pal Curious George, I would do anything...

2 comments:

Victoria said...

hi! i just found your blog through mama m! i, too, HATEEEE this word. it has such a bad connotation and i just don't like the sound of it! makes me sick when i hear it, because unfortunately people usually say it in regards to other humans who have a disability.

God bless you and your lovely family! especially your precious baby boy!

oh, and kuddos for raising money for MOD! i am too :) (a little back story, my twin sister and i were born 9 weeks early almost 23 years ago...she has CP).....so MOD is an important cause to us as well

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