A smattering doesn’t sound too terrible does it? Some little bit of life in photo & text in absolutely no particular order even chronologically so-please-stop-trying-to-make-me-linear-already!
“7:10 this a.m. my phone rings. It’s Thorin calling me from the den with Ward’s phone.
“Where is remote”? he asked.
“Wrong number” I said. Click.”
“We all slept until 9:30 this morning including the dogs. I’m worried we were roofied. Nothing is missing though so i think it’s okay.”
Yesterday I threatened military school. He asked if the dogs could go.
Best Homer Simpson moment:
Thorin had the best, dreamy expression on his face:
“Are you thinking of something?” I asked
“Can you tell us what it is?” asked a family friend
“What is it?” I asked expectantly
Ward corrected me today:”It is not an extra chromosome. It is exactly the amount he was supposed to get. Its just most people have less”.
I hate admitting he might be right about anything but I think the dude is right.
Lady in my mom’s book club said, “Your grandson is Down syndrome, right?”
Bubba said,”No, he is not Down syndrome he has Down syndrome. It means a great deal to our family that you don’t see him as just Down syndrome he is Thorin.”
Hysterical laughter from the other room while they are indulging in the-show-i-hate-the-most America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Brief silence followed by Ward saying: “We should get a cat!”
“Yeah!” yells Thorin.
Ward took Thorin to bed. Ten minutes later Thorin walks in the den.
“Where’s Daddy?” I asked.
“Sleeping. Shark Tank?”
Sometimes homeschooling is like the best, wackiest road trip movie and sometimes you wonder if you are suffering from Stockholm syndrome.
“Why aren’t you dancing with me?” I asked
“Oh, God, you don’t think I’m a dork, do you?”
So I was about 10 when I stopped believing in Santa. I think Thorin figured it out. Every time I say “Santa” he gives me a funny look and doesn’t say anything. I think he is protecting me:)
A few people have asked me what the words ‘narrative advocacy’ mean on the blog.
It means telling your story to help people understand something or someone in a way they might not otherwise.
Happy New Year!