Zoo We Mama! I know most people think going to the movies is just a regular thing, but for my brother and I it was a real milestone. My brother and I read the series Diary Of A Wimpy Kid together, and I mean full out voices. When the movie finally came out in theaters, I was sooo happy. I’m 17 now and have had my license for a year and have been waiting to take my brother to a movie. A lot of things changed when Ethan was diagnosed with Epilepsy. I would always ask if he wanted to do anything with just me, but I always got the same response, “I only want to go if mom goes too.” Obviously not the response I wanted to hear. He just gets nervous about being in a crowd.
It has now been 35 days and no seizures, so finally tonight we made a date and went to see the movie. I finally know Ethan is comfortable and we can do all the things I have been thinking about together! I will graduate next year and head to college and I need to show my little bro a good time before I leave him alone with our boring parents.
I have to admit, sometimes people forget that it isn’t only Ethan who has to deal with Epilepsy. When Ethan has a seizure, I feel completely helpless just like he does. My mom and dad rely on me a lot when they can’t be home and it took time, a little crying and a little yelling for them to remember that I need them too! But in the end, I am so happy to be there for my “Little E” whenever he needs me.
All I have left to say is this was the BEST first date I have ever been on!!!
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