October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. So we’ll highlight a few little special things about what DS means in our house.
[I have Down syndrome. I love to talk and be silly. ]
Mommy’s been talking to my teachers about what I say when I’m at home and at school. I sometimes talk a lot more at home. So here’s just some little things Mommy noted in one day…
We were in the bathroom for bath time. There’s a door right by the tub. I knocked on the door three times and said, “Penny.” Knock, knock, knock. “Penny.”
(Anyone know what I was doing? It’s from a show. Mommy and Daddy cracked up laughing.)
Me: (I’ve been a little snotty lately.) Ooh yuck! I’m Snotty McGotty. Hey Mommy, I need a Kleenex!
I spilled some milk on the table…
Me: Uh oh, I made a mess. I’ll clean it up. Please gimme a washcloth.
Mommy: It’s time for bed. Lay down on your pillow.
Me: I wanna sit up.
Mommy: No, baby. It’s time to lay down.
Me: No lay down. I wanna sit up. I’m not tired.
Mommy’s phone made a noise…
Me: Mommy did you hear that? It’s your phone.
There was a loud noise outside…
Me: Hey, what happened? Did you hear that? Let’s go see outside.
KiKi was crying because she didn’t want to go to bed at nap.
Me: She is sad, Mommy. I give her hug. Make her better.
Me and Mommy were sitting on the couch to have some milk. I put my head back on the couch and said, “Mommy let’s sleep.” Mommy put her head back, too. Then I said, “Now close your eyes.” Mommy did. “Count to 10 with me.” So I counted and Mommy said them with me. Then we pretended we were sleeping for a minute. Then I sat up and said, “WAKE UP!” It’s fun to play sleep!
KiKi was being grouchy after she got up in the morning. I told Mommy, “Keeks is grouchy. Need a nap.”
When I wanted to watch a show after school, I started picking up things in the living room. “Let’s clean it up. Put this away. I put it over here.”
When we were watching our favorite movie, Tangled, I was yelling at the TV when they were looking for Rapunzel… “Rapunzel! Where ARE you??”
When Mommy doesn’t listen to me fast enough, I go and grab her chin and turn it around. “Look at me, Mommy! Look at me!” She said, “What do you want?” I told her, “I wanna watch a show. I wanna watch a show PLEASE!” She asked me, “What do you want to watch?” So I told her, “I want to watch Blue’s Clues please.”
When Mommy is working on her computer, I like to sit by her. “Mommy, can I sit with you?” Sometimes I try to close the lid. “No more computer. Let’s read a book.”
I was sitting by Mommy on the couch, and I was licking my foot. She looked at me with a grouchy face. I said, “No licking the foot!” Mommy said, “That’s right.” So I said, “Ok, I just kiss it.” *smooch*
And best of all, as Mommy is typing this…
Me: What are you doing Mommy?
Mommy: I’m writing on the blog.
Me: Oh yeah. Blog.
Mommy: Do you want to say anything else to people today?
Me: Hmm. Yeah… I am wonderfully made!
(That was my Bible verse at church last week. I’ve been saying it a lot. Mommy and Daddy are very proud!)