Hard Work

Some kids work really hard before they start their school day. Harder than most.

The get up early and leave the house in the dark when it’s 19 degrees and go to speech and do puzzles and practice saying words.

They sit on the ground with their angel-like therapist and their mom and try.

They turn the lights off and run out the door and giggle and get mad when the sounds won’t come out right.

The ask for hugs from mom when it gets to hard and practice calm hands and body when the urge to self injure strikes.

They negotiate a cookie after and erase the word ‘school’ from the schedule and say ‘H-O-M-E MOM.’

The clean up about halfway through too because they know the session is almost done.

And they practice saying the most important phrases and words, especially when you have a little baby brother who walks around with a hockey stick.

‘No Harbor.’

It’s quite necessary in this house.

Cheers to all the amazing kids who work really hard to do the things that so many of us take for granted.

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