I apologize for the very, very, brief post. I lectured yesterday in Syracuse and drove back to Buffalo. I have to be at the airport tomorrow at 4:30AM. Needless to say I am frazzled. I'm looking forward to my trip to Boise as it's in Idaho, one of the two states I have not presented in. Counting down the states!
I did get a couple of emails yesterday from people who didn't like my post yesterday and said that I should stick to only positive and uplifting posts about families. That families have it hard enough. That I didn't have a kid with a disability so I could never know.
OK, I get some of that. But I think there is room for us to discuss what we see and what could go wrong in support. Heaven knows I've taken on the support I've seen in the community from those paid to care.
Even if I mis-read the reality of a situation, at least what I've seen is enough to give me grist for the blog mill. I don't see parents of kids with disabilities as being so fragile that there can't be discussion of parenting approaches. I think if you read this blog regularly I point out a lot of good parenting, a lot of wonderful family stories.
But they aren't all wonderful. What I saw in the rest stop was disturbing and I wanted to talk about it.
So, I know these blogs will be less popular but if I wrote only for 'popularity' I'd be a bore. So, thanks for the comments. Also, the notes I received were all very positive, no name calling, no accusations, no nastiness ... just disagreement. Thank you. I appreciate your point, I appreciate even more how you all expressed it.
Next post from Boise!