Tag Archives: School

Yes, its true

A few weeks ago, Charlotte was pestering me about taking her girl scout cookie order sheet to work.  I generally shy away from that because I think its obnoxious for the boss to bring anything that makes the staff feel … Continue reading

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Random Conversation

Last couple days the kids have been under the weather.  Both were home from school on Friday.  Deedah has a virus, and Jonathan has an ear infection. Jonathan started getting bored Friday afternoon. Jonathan:  “Mom, I want to out to … Continue reading

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Why we made Deedah, and how we hope people will use it

The simple answer is we wanted to demystify what is like to have a child with Down syndrome; to show that Jonathan really is a blessing.  We wanted to encourage parents, and to educate children.  Sometimes someone says it better … Continue reading

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Progress report

I don’t think about Jonathan’s development on a day to day basis.  I don’t dwell on the likelihood that he will need more than 18 years to get through high school.  Rather I take comfort in the fact that if … Continue reading

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What a day!

There are some days that will be forever etched in my memory; days which I can call up from beginning to end that will always bring a huge smile to my face.  My wedding day was one of these.  So … Continue reading

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now and the future

“Jonathan, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “A policeman.  with a dog.” “Oh cool.  Like a German Shepard?” “No. with a puppy.” *** Every couple weeks, I ask the kids what they want to be when … Continue reading

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How does this story end?!

Last Wednesday was not a good day.  The first three days of each month are exceptionally crazy. We have to close the books at work; early mornings, late nights, lots of stress.  I was already worn out when I picked … Continue reading

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Random conversations with the boy

Tonight at dinner, Jonathan regaled us with the exciting goings-ons as school.  He started with “Buenas tardes” in a perfect accent (to our gringo ears.) *** Later he went on to tell us about two men kizing (kissing?)  This was … Continue reading

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Adventures in Academia, or What I Learned in Preschool

This post started out as an answer to a question to our Therapies post, but it soon became clear that it deserved its own post.  The comment was: Thanks so much for this information! I think I was the one … Continue reading

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