This is heartbreaking. Tori Roloff — who is currently pregnant with baby No. 2 — wrote a sweet tribute to her firstborn son, Jackson, after revealing he was too short for a ride at the local festival.
“I often forget that my son is any different than yours,” the Little People, Big World star, 28, began the lengthy Instagram post. “I forget that he has shorter legs because he can get around and run just like any other two-year-old. I forget he has short arms because he can still reach everything around the house (even the stuff we don’t want him to). I forget that he’s different because he’s so capable and I see nothing other than my mister mister.”
She continued, “Today pointed out that he is different and that’s never going to change. He watched as kids (many younger than him) rode rides at a festival here in town and he wasn’t able to join. Jackson wanted so bad[ly] to ride the airplanes that went up and down but the height requirement wouldn’t allow him to (which I totally understand!). It was harder for me than it was for him for sure. It was really the first time I was hit in the face with the fact my child is different. I’m so proud of my husband and his outlook on it all and even more proud of my son who brushes things off with ease and I pray they both continue to do this. In the words of [Jeremy Roloff]: If a bad attitude would fix it — I would have one. This was also just a reminder of why I love @disneyland so much: The land of no height requirements! This kid is meant to bring light to this world this I know for sure.”
Baby J was born with the same form of dwarfism as his father, Zach Roloff. However, both mom and dad made it clear from the get-go that they were ready for whatever life threw their way — or Jackson’s. “You have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” Zach, 29, previously explained. “But I knew, dwarf or not, I was going to parent my child with the mentality that not everyone gets a trophy. You have to earn it.”
As for their daughter? Tori explained that she has a fifty percent chance of being a dwarf. “Odds that it will be a LP [little person]?” one fan asked the reality TV mama during a Q&A with fans on May 14. In response, she wrote, “50/50.”
One thing we *do* know? That baby girl will be deeply loved!
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