Atti and I got to go to the fair just the two of us while Bear was at work. They ran a Special Needs day where special needs families got in free and got to ride all the rides they wanted until noon. We took full advantage of it, eating cotton candy and banana shakes and riding the carousel and ferris wheel over and over again. Each ride we went on became Atti’s favorite and I couldn’t get him off of it. I’m just glad I wasn’t paying. This kid has expensive tastes.
There was also entertainment by a group of adults with mental disabilities who sang their favorite covers. We sat and grooved to it while we watched a bunch of other adults dance around together and flirt and enjoy each other’s company. I had a grin on my face and a warm spot in my heart the whole time.
Before I had Atti I couldn’t imagine ever enjoying having a child with special needs. Now I not only enjoy it, I’m grateful to be part of the club.