bikeA recent episode of Push Girls exemplified one of the most frustrating things that can happen when you have a disability – when your parents take it harder than you do. While we may be able to move on after a couple of years, parents often times cannot.

Maybe it’s harder to accept from the 3rd person perspective, especially when you’re the parent. We get to push on, live our lives, see the world in all its glory. We’re not the ones who have to see ourselves in our wheelchairs, which apparently can be pretty hard. Oh the damned wheelchair symbolizing so much sadness wherever we go. And I thought being in a wheelchair was hard.

In the Push Girls episode I was referring to (Season 2, Episode 6 btw), Chelsie had to have a heart-to-heart with her dad, who’s having a really hard time moving on after her car accident. I don’t blame him, I can’t imagine seeing my little girl paralyzed, but his inability to move on is influencing Chelsie in a bad way.

Her dad is holding onto a lot of anger towards her mom, who he fee