|Lots of mischief in that face!|
|Proud to be walking so well.|
On a personal level, this story has heightened Nathan's and my awareness that sometimes our kids, with Down Syndrome, can tend to be 'escape artists' and 'runners'. We have heard it plenty of times, but never thought too much about it. After hearing about this little boy we have had a conversation about what we need to do, and what precautions we need to take, to make sure our house is more secure so Felix can't escape. He is getting more and more active by the day, and is very curious, so we're definitely going to have to keep a close eye on him in future.
|Where is Felix?|
|Tasting the sand|
That brings me to today's fact about Down Syndrome. People with Down Syndrome are just that...People. They deserve to be recognised as people first, and disability after. Just as you wouldn't introduce your child as, "This is my Asthmatic son" or "This is my Dyslexic daughter", Felix will never be known as our "Down Syndrome son". Instead, "This is Felix. He likes to sing songs and read his books. He also has Down Syndrome".
Just a funny little story about Felix today. We had the Pest Control people in to spray for white ants this morning. They explained to me that the machine they used would be a bit noisy, just in case it worried Felix. When they started it up Felix was reading a book, and sitting on Isaiah's lap. He looked up with wide eyes and started signing 'motorbike', and making his motorbike sound (which is a pop-pop noise). He was looking around everywhere to see where it was. So much for him being worried about the noise. He actually thought it was pretty great.