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  • When I say that every Friday evening we watch a movie in the very nice movie room, everyone thinks of some kind of cinema but with comfy sofas instead of seats.

    Sometimes, it is pretty much like that, sometimes, the movie is too emotional for some of our young adults with special needs, or sometimes it's just not good enough, wich creates... let's say... a movie with participation. That's what happened last Friday.

    It was actually pretty good in the beginning. Everyone was silent and paying attention. A student living in a different house, W. came to join us.

    In a sad moment of the movie, M. starts beating himself up. It takes A. and me two hours of restraining him before he finally stops and we try to find out what it was about. At some point, while M. takes a break to breath I look around (and breath and try to clean my sweat, oh, please!). A. is half buried under M., while she holds her arm. My leg is on top of his leg so that he cannot kick me and make me fly again. C. starts screaming, pulling her hair and kicking W. I stop her while holding M.'s hand and ask her to sit down on the floor. She lies on the floor and keeps screaming and biting her arm. Just then, R., the boy who never stops, tries to run away and B. runs behind him. They both sit down together . M2. is happily sleeping on the couch. W., I. and Ch, are watching the film as if nothing was happening.

    And then, it just came to my mind: what if someone who has never been here and who doesn't know what our job is saw this image right now?

    I couldn't stop laughing.

    Sometimes, you need to laugh, or you would go crazy.
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