Why everyone should behave like children:
While we were at the zoo today, I was sitting in my wheelchair, up against the glass looking at the river otters. A little girl (probably 7 or 8) kept tapping my leg and trying to get my attention. I ignored her at first, because I assumed that like every other stranger, she would ask what is “wrong” with me. When I finally acknowledged her she grinned and asked:
“Why is your hair red?”
My wheelchair was nothing to her. She didn’t demand to know my medical history and diagnosis (like most adults…) The only thing about me which caught her attention was the color of my hair.
I wish everyone in the world treated me that way.