I am going to let you in on a little secret: kids with Down Syndrome aren’t always happy and they probably catch on to more than you give them credit for. Ella isn’t stubborn because she has Down Syndrome. She is stubborn because her mommy is stubborn.
Ella is only two but her personality shines through. She is an observer and likes to watch the world go by but if you try to feed her she’ll let you know that she is big enough to feed herself and if you leave her by herself for 30 seconds she’ll pull out every piece of clothing she owns from her wardrobe. She can make anyone feel like they are worth a million bucks with one small embrace, but only if you are a grandparent type figure or a female older than she is. She doesn’t like babies or little boys (except of course, her brother). She doesn’t like strawberries, carrots or cheddar cheese, but loves indian food and more expensive cheeses like feta or asiago. She loves to read to herself, sing and dance and really wants an ipad for Christmas.
**This post is not at all what I expected it to be and I don’t know how to end it, but I just thought it was worth bringing up so…. that’s all I have to say about that.