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Tomorrow’s a ‘no’ day, a needed reminder in parenting kids with special needs

04.03.13

Tomorrow’s a ‘no’ day, a needed reminder in parenting kids with special needs

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“Have a great day, Polly! And remember, make it a ‘YES’ day!”

She stopped in her tracks and pivoted to face me.

“Ok, Mom, but tomorrow is going to be a ‘no’ day.”

My husband and I tried to hold it together, as we do daily with the one liners easily crafted by our funny little girl.

Once I shut the door behind my little family, wiped the tears of laughter from my cheeks, and relaxed my tightened stomach muscles from my gaiety, I started to think deeper about Polly’s words.

Tomorrow’s a ‘no’ day.

What an unknown concept to parents of kids with special needs. Saying no. Having a ‘no’ day.

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