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Monday, December 31, 2012
The Love That Max Year In Review 2012
♥ In January, Max learned to love skiing; I shared The Stuff Special Needs Moms Say; and we all got outraged about a hospital's initial decision to deny a child with special needs a kidney transplant.
♥ In February, I asked people to see the ability, not the disability and couldn't resist joining in the What I Do meme.
♥ In March, Max wrote his own name; I told people what I'd like them to say to my child with special needs and once again asked them to not use that awful word.
♥ In April, Max became a barfly, a teen with Down syndrome was crowned prom king, and the girl with Down syndrome who'd become a cruel web joke was found.
♥ In May, Max rocked his spring concert and I cried from happiness at the IEP.
♥ In June, Max hit a backyard home run and bowled like a champ; I told the world that my child with special needs is not a burden to society and created Special Needs Moms: The Reality Show.
♥ In July, Max asked the best question in the whole wide world, got very brave and starred in his own backseat version of Call Me Maybe; I debuted 50 Shades of Grey: Special Needs Mom Edition.
♥ In August, we celebrated The American Cheese Milestone and a slideshow of our kids.
♥ In September, Max walked up stairs by himself for the first time and I explained why people shouldn't pity kids with cerebral palsy.
♥ In October, Max got his dream job; I asked people to smile at a special needs mom and outed people who cling to the word retard.
♥ In November, Max debuted scrambled eggs therapy; readers shared their favorite toys for kids with special needs and also raised $3000 to help a mom hit by Sandy.
♥ In December, I celebrated ten years of Max and hoped for more than happiness for him.
I hope 2013 is a celebratory year for you and your kids, too.
What are you celebrating from this past year?
Photo: Yasmeen Anderson
Posted by Ellen Seidman at 6:40 AM