It’s World Down Syndrome Day (03/21/2022)!

Our little munchkin, Rebecca (c. 2004)

I’m not usually big on “Awareness” Days, but I make an exception for this one, because it celebrates some very special people. The date that was picked (3/21) is no accident – on this date, we celebrate those wonderful people who have 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. Life in a family with a DS member is a whirlwind adventure!

One of the things that many families worry about is how having a child with Down syndrome is going to affect the other children in their family. I always tell them not to worry – almost all siblings of people with DS have close, loving relationships with their DS brother/sister throughout their lifetime. There is lots of laughter in the houses of DS families.

In looking for stuff to include in this post, I ran across a couple of videos that just made me grin from ear to ear – what a lucky little girl to have brothers like this (and all of the families that I have encountered have just as much fun as these guys!):

They obviously have lots of fun together (with lots of hugs and kisses!). Younger Brother gets his sister in on the act – this is the kind of joy that our families get to see every day:

The most fun thing about having someone with Down syndrome in your family is that EVERY day is a party – most of us actually feel sorry for non-DS families!

Little Miss Attitude (c. 2004)…


Just for fun, I thought I would post Rebecca’s (still) favorite recipe for Chicken Nuggets:

1) Open box of Ian’s Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets
2) Poke holes in plastic wrap surrounding nuggets
3) Heat in microwave oven on high for 2 minutes
4) Take out of microwave, remove plastic wrap (carefully, ‘cuz it’s hot!), pour onto plate
5) Serve with lots of ketchup for dipping


Ian's GF Chicken Nuggets


About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, over-the-hill, happily-married mother of 4 daughters. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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