“I Didn't Trust Myself To Respond”: Mom Shared Awkward Moment A Stranger Asked Her To Cover Up Daughter's Missing Arm On The Playground
September 11, 2019 23:16 By Fabiosa
Parents of children with special needs are often worried about their kids' communication with others, as sometimes people can be not tolerant and even aggressive towards children, who are different from all the others.
Other people's words can hurt parents of such children, but unfortunately, they face this unrespectful reality every day.
A woman known as Sarah Louise Morgan shared her own story on Facebook, and it went viral right away. The incident took place when she spent some free time with her daughter Gracie on the playground. A stranger came closer and asked Sarah to cover up her daughter's missing arm. The stranger said that it scared other children.
But Sarah considers her daughter to be perfect. And she is indeed so adorable!
I WILL NOT hide her she is far to perfect for that.
The whole story started when a little boy took an interest in Gracie's small arm.
His mom said that Gracie's arm should have been covered. The little girl was wearing a short-sleeved dress at the time.
I was so angry I just gathered up the kids and left. I didn't trust myself to respond.
Now, Sarah tries to avoid playgrounds and other public places as a result of the embarrassing situation. She said:
People don't know what to say. I don't know if they feel awkward but it's cruel to allow that bullying and it's the parents I blame not the kids.
Sarah sees her daughter as a tough and brave young girl. For now, Gracie is too young to realize her limb difference.
Little Gracie is absolutely beautiful and should not be made to feel anything less.