Yes, my youngest three children have Trisomy 21–more commonly known as Down syndrome–but that is about the only thing they have in common. They are all so unique with their own gifts, talents, likes and dislikes.
First off, we have our home-grown child named Grace. As you may know, Grace is passionate about KETCHUP. So, imagine her delight when I presented her with a special treat tonight……Heinze-flavored potato chips. She LOVED them!
Second in line, is Bella our Ukrainian dolly. She may be a princess, but this girl can take care of business. She can wipe the table, make her bed, fold clothes, and build things. Yes, you heard right, build things! Just last week, you should have seen her help Papa put in a new toilet. She just shakes with excitement and anticipation when she is around tools. Well, tonight our local Bremer Bank put on a community event for the youth to make bird houses. She LOVED it! She got to “pound, pound, pound” (she showed me her hammering actions when she got home). She is definitely Grandpa’s little helper–he should take her on his Dakota Plains Construction jobs, don’t you think?
And third, we have Nole’. What a gentle, loving little Serbian soul! We have finally made a smooth transition from Lady GaGa to Thomas the Tank Engine. He picks up each wooden train, holds them up for me to name, and then kisses the face on the little wooden engine. When the girls went to the bird house-building session tonight, I took him to K-Mart and he got a “shake and go” Thomas the Tank Engine. I think it is the first toy that I let him pick out and then hand out to the cashier. She handed it right back to Nole’. He LOVES him!
My little trio may have Trisomy 21 in common, but as I said, that’s where the similarities end–I love my Trio of Trisomy 21!