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Nonny Bear is Flat Out Upset

Yael Mermelstein

“Weeeeee!” In case you were wondering, that’s the sound I make when I’m going downhill with Turbojet on my way to school in the morning. The funny thing is, TJ doesn’t even take the hill that fast. It’s a pretty safe wheelchair. I’m not even allowed to go down steep hills with it. But there’s still something about going downhill that makes me say, “Weeeeeeeeee!” “Yochanan Bear! Can you please wait for me?!”

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

“Nonny,” Gavriel says as he reaches the bottom of the hill, “you’ve really got to wait up for me. And you can’t take TJ down the hill so quickly. It’s not good news.”

“Not everything has to be good news,” I said. I knew I was being crotchety, but everyone has bad days, or bad hours, or bad minutes, or whatever.

“If you don’t cooperate, Nonny, we’re going to have to take the bus to school, even on nice mornings.”

Ooooooooh. I have to admit that the thought gives me the heebie-jeebies. I can’t stand going on the special-needs bus. The lift is cool, but once you get on the bus they lock the wheelchair in place. It makes me feel like I’m in jail.

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