Hello everybody, today’s blog will be about snow and the small things.
Due to the unfortunate weather situation, I had a lot of time off from school. Now, a typical kid my age would probably run out to go play in the snow with his or her friends, but obviously with my disability, playing in the snow is a little more of a challenge than it is for a typical person. I can’t throw snowballs like the other children in my neighborhood. I can’t go sledding, or skiing, which is just impossible. I have come to the realization that I can’t ski. I actually went on to the internet to see if it was possible to ski in a wheelchair, but found it indeed was impossible. Something I can do is go snow tubing. In fact, for two years in a row my grandparents, my mom and I went snow tubing at Camelback Mountain. My mom and I rode down together; it was a lot of fun. As I said earlier in this blog, snow days are a little bit different for me. Now, don’t get me wrong, once my mom gets the call that the school is closed for the day, I go right back to sleep until 9 or 12 o’clock. This is when my day begins on a snow day. My assistant arrives at 12, she gives me a shower and does all that fun stuff and then we proceed to watch television and/or hang out with the laptop for the remainder of the day. By the time she leaves though, I am normally plumb tuckered out and I take a nap. It’s a good five-hour day, but at least it’s enjoyable.
There are many little things in life that most people take for granted. Examples include, brushing one’s teeth, taking a shower, and getting in and out of bed on your own. The general public thinks that a disabled person can always do those things on their own, but I’m here to tell you that we can’t, we need help. We need help from friends, family and other people. I’ve learned not to take anything for granted, because one day you might find that the thing you took for granted is gone. When I see people taking someone or something for granted, I get very angry. I don’t care if it’s a person or an inanimate object. You should not take anything for granted. The little things are what make life possible. For instance, would you be able to get to work without a car? That in my mind is a little thing. A car is just a machine to get you from place to place. Some people also take technology for granted. Like for instance, what would you do without your cell phone nowadays? Would you go crazy? I have learned not to take technology for granted, because as I said, one day you’ll realize you need and it will not be there. Here is your question for this week, “Name something you have taken for granted and please leave your comment on the “What if” Facebook page. The answer to the riddle I posted on Facebook a while back was 3.
Have a good day see you next week Chandler 🙂