Friday, April 23, 2010

another rant...REALLY

I know I need to get thicker skin…I know that I need to relax…but when I first found out I was having a child with Down Syndrome…different things popped into my head…some things I have found untrue and others things have rang true…the other day I was watching an interview with a person that was born with Down Syndrome…the interviewer that addressed the 19 year old MAN…was condescending…”Hi buddy”…usually when I talk with a 19 year old…I say “hey” “hey man” or just "hi"…not a sweet almost baby talk voice of “hi buddy”…why is it we talk down to people…why do we say things in a softer voice…this MAN is 19 years old…no reason to coddle…no reason…to talk with him different…and this guy knows it! I already LOvE my pediatrician because of this…he always says to me…Maddie is a human first…and I will check her and treat her symptoms first and Down Syndrome does not need to come into play ALL THE TIME! so RELAX…

for some FUN news I am going to a fundraiser…that will help support Maddie’s therapy…I am SOOO excited…Maddie has artwork in the silent auction…she is a ROcKStAR… I am going to bid on it! and cross my fingers WIN it….it is a little plate with her chubby little hand and finger prints…it is VeRY cool….I have the perfect place to hang it…I am so proud of her…now what to wear!

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you brought that up cause to be honest that bothers me a lot too! When Russell is that age I sure hope no one talks to him like he is a toldder! I guess the sad thing for me is that before I had Russell I would not have even noticed something like that. I feel there is so much I am learning everyday and I find I have to have so much patience with others because there was a point where I was just like them and didnt understand or feel the way I do now about things.
    Hope you win Maddies art work at the Auction :)

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  2. Ugh. I hate the baby speak, too. Totally feel you on that. Good luck at the auction. Fingers crossed you win :)

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