There have been instances where the “r-word” has been incredibly hurtful to our family. I’m not going to pretend that I’ve never said it before, when I didn’t have a child w special needs, or even thought it could happen. Most people don’t even think about the effect the word has until they have a loved one w special needs. Can you believe that Brandon was explaining Paisley’s condition to someone and they asked, “So she’s retarded?” Can you believe someone told Brandon that they wished they were retarded so they wouldn’t know what’s going on and wouldn’t have to be stressed out and worry and kept using it even though they knew how hurtful it would be to him? I would give anything for my daughter to have an equal chance in this world, to be able to do anything she wanted, but instead she is fighting for what would be simple things we wouldn’t even have to think about doing and I am so proud of everything this kid can do. Next time you use the r-word think about another word that could’ve been used instead. Think about how hurtful it could be. To insult someone or something you wouldn’t say “Quit being Paisley,” or, “That’s so Paisley”. I don’t say much about it, but when you use that word to actually play on someone’s disabilities it is unacceptable.
The point of this video is to show off this new diaper I am in love w bc she won’t hold still. Also, I am obsessed w bamboo inserts now. I wish I had enough for all the diapers! 😍