You know that line in the movie Steel Magnolias, "If you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!" hahahahahaha
I absolutely love that movie and I love that line. It is funny, after all. Except when the person "not saying something nice" is talking about your kid. Last week Lila and I were at a playground that's right outside of Starbucks. Lila and I were having a picnic lunch after we played. There were 2 women sitting at a table nearby that had been watching us since we arrived. As we were eating one of them asked me, "Does she have Down Syndrome?" I couldn't really get a feel for where that question was heading so I answered in a cheerful voice, "Yes, she does." The response to that? "It looks like it." While it wasn't really a rude comment it sure did smart.
This kid that looks like she has Down Syndrome, uh, because she does have Down Syndrome, is the light of my life. She's bright, sensitive, funny, feisty, adorable, lovable and full of joy. Your loss, my dear, your loss.
Proud to be her mama~