How Little They Know Him

How Little They Know Him

Years ago a teacher told us that our Down syndrome son couldn’t make three word sentences but we had heard evidence to the contrary every day. I noticed last night that he spoke a sentence of at least 10 words. I don’t remember what it was exactly because it was just...
Divide And Conquer

Divide And Conquer

Over dinner one night there was discussion about the vicissitudes of life with my Down syndrome son and his level of cooperation in our household comings and goings when my sister-in-law asked: “There hasn’t been that many times you’ve missed doing something you...
Stop Snuggling

Stop Snuggling

I guess I will have to stop snuggling him.  I know that developmentally it is best to participate in age-appropriate activities with Down syndrome people, but this morning when he approached my breakfast table saying “Snuggle you?” I just couldn’t resist, so we ran to...
They’re Just Brothers

They’re Just Brothers

Steve and Joe are just brothers.  Neither of them know anything different.  The other day my son Stephen said he told a new acquaintance that his brother had Down syndrome and the person replied “I’m sorry.”  Steve totally did not understand that response –...
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