Thursday, October 03, 2013

What Do the Siblings Think?

Here is Down syndrome from the perspective of Randall and Chris (unedited):

He's a brother unlike any other.

He's not afraid of anything.  He's very daring.

I like his little potbelly.  I nicknamed him Porky and he loves the name.  But Mom doesn't.

He likes Winnie the Pooh.  He likes to do what we do.

He likes to repeat things he hears other people say, like: "I'm a genius!"

He almost never gets bored.  He thinks his work is play.  He eats blueberries and thinks they are candy.

He's funny.  One time he signed one of Dad's business checks in pink highlighter.

He likes to tell stories.  We can't always understand them, but that's okay. Chris interprets them to mean whatever Chris wants them to mean.

I don't like to think of Down syndrome as a disability.  
Wade is no better or worse than the rest of us.
He's just an interesting variety.


1 comment:

Ralph and Ruth Ellen Dickerson said...

Thanks for taking the time to post this! Love it.