It's actually quite amazing how disagreeing with some well known bloggers about their small mindedness when it comes to disability should make me such an ostracised character in those smaller circles.
I know that there really is nothing to worry about by the fact that people seem to think it's ok to jump right down the throat of anyone who seems even remotely different from anyone else, but how that can possibly be sensible, fun, or worth a full day of debate and angst is completely against my better nature.
I don't miss the Twitter conversations with those who were vociferous in calling a child they don't know lots of names and also call the parents all sorts of bad for having the audacity to have an issue that nobody really knew existed at all.
I resisted blogging about this on the blog where I am more well known, as I don't think that standing up for the unknown family did me any favours at all.
Should I care?
In this space, I can say what I like, but on the other one, I have to be more politically correct and say the right things. It shouldn't be like that, but it is.
My own special needs child who needs both constant supervision and is difficult to live with could well have me responsible for doing something that I shouldn't.
This post is pretty much dedicated to the small minded of our population who automatically assume that just because a child is badly behaved and the mother is frazzled, that there could well be far more going on below the surface that you realise.
Please look below the surface before judging.