Dear Mama: Just Checkin’ InPosted: September 15, 2013 Filed under: Dear Mama, funny stuff, kids, parenting | Tags: Babies, babywearing, Down syndrome, humor, Parenting 18 Comments
I hear through the grapevine that you’re planning on writing an update post about me every three months. Well, uh, I’m ten months old, ya know. Nine months went right on by and you were busy blabbing and pontificating. I’m just going to be honest with you, I think you get sidetracked all too often. Dad told me that it happened before I came around, so don’t go trying to pin it on me. Don’t fret, I don’t judge you. I’m ten months old, my judgment is reserved for not getting enough milk and giving the stink eye to my sisters for stealing my stuff. Don’t forget about little ol’ me though. I happen to like these letters-that-aren’t-really-from-me-but-your-way-of-talking-to-the world-about-me. Heck, I just like stuff about me. Read the rest of this entry »
3 (21) Down Syndrome: Blog Hop!Posted: July 22, 2013 Filed under: advocacy, Down syndrome | Tags: babywearing, Down syndrome, equality, genetics, Parenting, Trisomy 21 6 Comments
This blog hop is a community project of Down syndrome Blogs and the T21 Alliance. 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).
People are people, are people, are people. Period. No subhuman animals, no superhuman angels. No special powers, no fundamental flaws.
No matter their genetics, all people are just trying to make their way in the world. That means all of us feel anger, happiness, rage, humor, empathy, ambivalence, frustration, despair, joy, wonder and every single other emotion that you could imagine. That means all of us should get to yell, cheer, whine, laugh, joke, and cry, free from judgement or adoration based on our genetic makeup.
Again. People are people, are people, are people.
Wear your baby! Babywearing provides something called proprioceptive feedback, which helps all babies orient the relative locations of their body parts. (This link has a good explanation.) That’s why your baby is always hitting himself in the face in while trying to suck his thumb; he hasn’t figured out how to assess the relative location of fist versus head. Same thing the cops are testing during a field sobriety test with the ol’ “close your eyes and touch your nose” bit. Huh. Yet another way that children and drunk people are alike. But I digress. Babywearing. Check it out.
And a photo:
(Now here, my technical ability fails me, I can’t figure out how to make all the hop participants show up. So go here to read more!)
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