The International Down Syndrome Coalition has asked bloggers to share five things we want the world to know about our kids.
He wants to work in a restaurant when he grows up.
Coming from a family that loves food, growing up eating lots of Cuban food, barbecue and pizza plus a brother who is a culinary student and a mom who is a food snob, I guess this was to be expected.
He is wickedly funny.
He is the class clown with a huge smile all over his face. My Facebook feed wouldn’t be the same without his amusing observations.
“What’s the matter Mom? You frustrated?”
“Mom! No yoga in the doctor’s office!”
“Road rage” at the warehouse club that sounds suspiciously like his father behind the wheel. (I’m working on that one.)
He speaks a little Spanish with just the right attitude. (This is more than I can muster up.)
He is stubborn and ornery.
This one isn’t always funny. He has very set ideas about what he’s going to do and if he we try to shift gears he’ll get very obstinate. If he knows something is going on that he’s excited about, he’ll be up at the crack of dawn getting dressed and ready for the event even if it isn’t until later in the day.
He likes to show off his Downward Facing Dog.
Nicolas likes to watch me do yoga but he can be far better at it then me. He is extremely flexible, knows it and likes to show off.
He has rocked our world and turned me into a kinder, gentler person
12 years after his appearance into our family none of us are the same. We’re long past the initial fear and apprehension. There have been many joys and some heartache but would not have missed it for the world. Our family would never be the same without him.
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