Tuesday, October 1, 2013

World Down Syndrome Awareness Month–{31 for 21}


It’s October!  And that means it’s World Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  For the past two years, I have blogged every single day during the month of October – sometimes about Down syndrome – in an effort to increase awareness and understanding about Down syndrome.  My hope is that someone out there will read what our life is like and realize that Down syndrome is not the horrible, scary, meaningless life that so many out there seem to think it is.  On the contrary, it has been one of the greatest blessings.  Daniel has brought so much joy to our family.  He truly loves life and loves those around him.

Daniel is two years old.  He’s somewhere between walking and a dead sprint, he laughs, he does some jabbering, he tries to be like his siblings, he throws tantrums…oh, and he gets into an awful lot of mischief.  Tonight he decided to celebrate the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month by pulling a quart of buttermilk off the counter.



As soon as I got the mess mostly cleaned up – and believe me, that was one heck of a mess to clean up - he nearly did it again with another quart of buttermilk.  (I’m not smart enough to learn the first time around.)  And 30 seconds later, I barely thwarted his attempt at pulling a dozen eggs onto the floor.  All this was after a full day of keeping him from throwing everything away, keeping him out of the toilet, and attempting to get him to stay on the sidewalk for our walk.

I never knew I’d be so happy to be a part of all the mischief!

1 comment:

  1. We had a milk spill yesterday too, but not that bad!