is it just me?... or do other mom feel like they need to tell random people that our child has Ds.
we (lilly, max and me) just went out this morning and another mom was out with her son. he was up running around the store and ran over by us and sat down by max, who was still sitting in his car seat. he smiled at max.. max smiled back. it was really cute. then his mom ran over, and asked how old the "baby" was, i said a little over ten months. she then went on saying, oh my goodness my son just turned one year!!! he is so much bigger, wow your little guy is so tiny... my son is huge!
at this point i don't feel bad for max being so small but for this lady who thinks her child is a giant! i responded, well max was born with Down syndrome so he is a little smaller then the average little boy.
i'm not sure if it's something that i need to say or explain to strangers, i'm not sure if it's something that they can obviously see on their own or if i'm just blind to it, i don't know if just because i look at my beautiful child everyday that i just don't see Down syndrome. do others? do people we don't know see Ds? or do they really just see a small sweet little boy. okay, and if they do just see a small sweet little boy should i tell them about max, about Ds? i feel in a way i should so maybe if they never met anyone with Ds... now would be their chance, and they could maybe change some sort of thought they had in their head about a baby, child or adult with Ds. or would i just putting them in an awkward situation? does it make them uncomfortable when i talk about it?
wow, lots of questions i didn't even know i had until i started to type them!
oh and happy Down syndrome awareness month everyone:) i would love to take the 31 for 21 challenge but i know i wouldn't get to my computer every day. maybe next year:)