Friday, June 25, 2010

lucky duck

when i picked josh up from camp today he told me it was his luckiest day ever.
at dinner i asked him to tell me why.

"today i found my goggles.
and at camp i got to use the whole box of markers.
and i got to sit in the counselor's seat.
and i got a popsicle.

and i had a special dinner.
and i went swimming.
and had pizza.
and cheese balls.
and cookies.
and soda.
that's all.

OH! and my daddy came home!"

anna started talking about something else and josh kept saying "LAME!"

nice, isn't it?
the love between a brother and sister...

ben has been busy playing with some new flashcards.
and by playing, i mean, of course, throwing.

he is quickly entering the terrible two's but in this case it's the three's.
the whining, the tantrums, the fits.
if one more person says, stereotypically, "oh children with down syndrome are always so happy!", i promise you, i will punch them in the mouth!
it's all crap! CRAP i tell you!
this child is as multi-faceted as it gets! trust me!

oh my goodness, i have to go.
josh is attempting to pull his front tooth out by tying it to a dart and shooting it across the living room!!!!!

{update--it did not work. but man, that was funny!}


...Nancy said...

never a boring moment in your house - love it!

Kimberlee said...

I HATE that stereotypical response, too. Yes, my child is wonderful and yes they are a mess! :)

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. Whenever my child w/autism looks people in the eye & shakes their hand & says hello, they always say they didn't think children with autism make eye contact I want to smack them!!

Maya said...

I've enjoyed your blog for a while but have not commented yet. I just wanted to agree that three is hard! My son with DS is almost six and I can certainly vouch for what you are saying! I like to say when he is good is very very good and he is bad, well, you know.
You have a beautiful family and I love your style!