Are they Twins?

There isn't a day that goes by - let me rephrase that - every outing we make someone stops and asks if Wil and Timothy are twins. No, I reply, they are 2.5 and 1. Most look at me quizzically, give me some quip about their cuteness and move on. Others look at me quizzically and remain before me, their presence demanding an explanation. So I give a brief explanation for Wil's small stature and add that Timothy is a giant.
Even though our lives are filled with things that continually point us back to Down syndrome, like therapies(four a week). Or doctors appointments (countless). Battling with him over wearing his SMO's (braces for his ankles), or various other issues, we just don't look at Wil and think he is "different" or (and this is my favorite) "special." Not until someone else looks at us and wants to know what is different.
I don't mind the questions. I am always happy to talk about my family and never turn down an opportunity to educate others about Down syndrome, I just hope they are listening.
Get it Down: 31 for 21! Day 11


RK said...

Good point. Well said.

I was just browsing through some of the 31 for 21 blogs and came across yours.

Cute little guys, both of them!

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