For years I have heard all sorts of things about people with Down syndrome. I’ve been told things like people with Down syndrome aren’t capable of saying something that isn’t true. That’s right, I’m talking about fibbing. I have one word for you people – BULL! My son is a good boy, but let me assure you that he is very capable of telling a fib.
Here’s an example.
Yesterday I told my son that he needed to clean up his room because it was bed time. He was less than pleased and grumbled a little, but started cleaning his room. A few minutes later he came out and told me that he was done, and that he was going to the potty. Now in our house we never say no when it comes to using the potty, since we’re still working on using the toilet for pooping. Five minutes went by. Ten minutes went by. Things were quiet. You know what I mean, the too quiet kind of quiet. So, I walked over to the bathroom and peeked my head around the corner. This is what I found.
One fully dressed child sitting on a closed toilet with his pants up playing an app on the iPad.
See! I told you! People with Down syndrome are more alike than different.
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NJ Mom of 2 boys. Social media enthusiast. Blogger. Freelance marketing. I lLove cats. Ds Advocate. Listening to Hinder, P Roach & Rev Theory and lots of Oleander.
My name is Valerie, but I go by valmg online.
I am a mother to 2 boys – TJ, a 17 year old, and CJ, a 13 year old with Down Syndrome.
I am a Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children.
I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.