(3) on the 21st: A Blog Hop

This monthly blog hop is a community project. The code is set up so that everyone can participate by adding their link to their post – and host if they want, by adding the code to their own post! So, just follow the instructions through the linky tool (below)

(3):

One truth (about Ds/our lives with Ds)

One tip (- information on something related to Ds/raising a child with Ds/or just parenting in general)

One photo

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One truth:

Just as I’m sure you’ve all heard before, Down syndrome has become waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay less important or as big a deal as it was for us even a year ago. Our lives do not revolve around this syndrome, nor does the syndrome even alert us as to its presence very often.

That’s our own personal truth here in this family: Down syndrome… kind of a non-event.

One tip:

Moxie loves to make messes. LOVES! MESSES! She loves – LOVES!! – to pour stuff out and make as magnificent a mess as possible.

What I didn’t get until just recently is how able and willing she is to clean up her messes. Which sort of kind of makes the mess making a little better… sort of. Kind of.

But yeah. When I see that milk spilled now, I just hand her the towel and have her get busy.

(boy, do I ever wish I had tried this sooner!)

One Photo:

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yep… she cleaned it up too!

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Meriah

is a deaf blogger, global nomad, tech-junkie, cat-lover, Trekkie, Celto-Teutonic-peasant-handed mom of 3 (one with Down syndrome and one gifted 2E).

She likes her coffee black and hot.


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2 Comments

  • Love it! My son likes to clean up messes too, which just means that he often makes a mess just to clean it up. And his cleanup skills are not good very good, thus creating more of a mess, which just means he wants to keep cleaning up, which means…….oh bother!

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