Feb 9, 2012

Out of the Mouth of a Babe

There are times in my life that I am extra proud of my children. Today was one of those days.

We we pulled up to preschool this morning there was a woman in a wheelchair waiting for someone to pick her up. Isabella asked me why she was in a wheelchair and I said that I didn't know. As I pulled Molly out of her car seat, I could see Isabella's wheels turning. I went around the car and pulled Mark and Isabella out of the car when Isabella asked if she could ask the woman why she was in a wheelchair.

And while I coached her to introduce herself first, I didn't tell her what to say. It was a moment in parenting where you hope for the best from your child while fully knowing you might be very embarrassed by them.

So my sweet little Belly approached the woman and said "hi I'm Isabella, do you have Cerebral Palsy?"
The woman-no (looking very surprised) why do you ask?
Belly-Mark has Cerebral Palsy and some kids with Cerebral Palsy have to use a wheelchair.
The woman-oh well I'm just old and I get tired quickly so I use a wheelchair.
Belly-OK I have to go to preschool now. See you later.

And she made a run for the door.

I just love that kid!


  1. She is adorable! I think it's really important to teach children to be open and not to point and stare when they see someone with a disability. So you are clearly doing a good job!

  2. That's priceless! And she was super sweet.

  3. Yeah, I think that conversation worked, the little cutie. I think I'd rather that children, and even adults, just ask the questions rather than stare. :)

  4. aww what a big sweet girl you have. Thanks for sharing her with us at Share at the Zoo Saturday!

  5. What a SWEET HEART!!!!!!
    Connie Gruning
    CGruning at aol(dot)com


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