What are perhaps just as interesting are the comments. I also enjoy seeing other people's reactions. There are two commenters who stirred the pot a bit--Michael and Mr. Woods. You may even agree with them. Scroll 1/2-way down, see what commenter Elizabeth (it is the long comment) has to say. It is her response that grabbed me more than anything.
"Rolling Round In My Head: The People Who ARE"
What Mama Bear over here has to say: When I was younger (and I still should have known better), I used the "The R-word" in reference to myself on many occasions. There was/is no excuse for it. Now, as a parent, I see how wrong and discriminatory I was. I do indeed recognize freedom of speech, BUT if you choose to use such a defacing word in front of me or my daughter, even in reference to yourself or someone else's behavior, I WILL call you on it. Please be respectful of those with different abilities. Be respectful of my family. Be respectful of my daughter.
Respect my Ability!