Holiday Conversation Topics
I came across this article in The Mighty earlier: https://themighty.com/2016/03/questions-to-ask-a-person-with-disabilities/.
While I get where this author is coming from, I have to disagree with the crux of her argument. I want my relatives to ask me about my job, my day-to-day life, if I’m dating anyone, etc. I want to be asked the same questions that my able-bodied siblings get asked during the holidays and family get-togethers. I get annoyed if I don’t get asked those questions.
This Thanksgiving was good, and I talked a lot about my work with relatives. Still, even though my brother is about to get engaged and that was a big topic of discussion, I didn’t get asked once if I was seeing anyone. It’s not a big deal, but it annoys me a little. I know everyone is different, and the writer here makes some good points. Personally though, I prefer to be asked about the same kinds of things that other members of my family get asked. I’m totally fine talking about my health, but I like to discuss other topics as well.
What about you all? Thoughts?