BILLY AND JOY
This weekend, I was taking pictures of Joy and as we went down the steps to the trampoline we spotted Billy, (who lives next door) he was playing with his brother on the sport court. When he saw Joy, he got so excited for another playmate. Joy was immediately reluctant and pushed herself into the corner of the trampoline. As I watched them, I noticed Billy was inching closer to Joy, I thought she might come closer to me, but she didn't. Instead she started talking to Billy, but Billy would not talk back. She was persistently trying to get him to say something, finally she asked me why Billy wasn't talking. I didn't want to tell her that Billy was handicap, so instead I told her it was because he was special. She seemed content with the answer.
The next morning, I overheard her mother tell her to eat all her cereal. Joy asked why she had to eat it earlier than everyone and she said "because your special" Joy responded "no I'm not, I can talk". I probably should have used a different word.