This is my Masterpiece

This is my Masterpiece

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kickin' It Gavin Style

So we are always trying to tell people about the "sameness" of Down syndrome. How people with Down syndrome are people first and more like you than different. And that is true. Gavin likes corn dogs and chicken nuggets and McDonalds, and Disney and movies and reading... and, and... fill in the blanks for a nine-year-old boy.

However some of the differences are cool too. Take today's photo for instance. Gavin has a way of taking up the chair! He just won't sit "normal" and trust me this has driven a few teachers to the brink (or is it to drink?)! I love how he draws and lives outside the lines. We sleep upside down sometimes and eat popcorn for breakfast. We take a bath with the dog. We dress up in party clothes to go to Mimis, we dance on the lawn. Everyday he holds out his elbow so he can escort me to the car to go home. And every day he tells me I am beautiful, so pretty and a princess. All I've got to say is, Hooray for not being so stinking "normal."

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