Sunday, July 6, 2008

Church, grocery store, pool. My Sunday.

Today Ralph and I were introduced to a woman named Amy. She is the youngest of 9 children. She also has DS. I asked her about her family and where she lived and stuff. I was so pleased that her speech was easy to understand. Then she looked at Ralph and said, "You look like me!" I just had to laugh.

After church I had to run to the store for a couple of things. I was looking at the day-old bread rack when an older woman who was handing out samples about 10 feet away asked me, rather loudly, "What is wrong with your little boy? If you don't mind me asking. I've never seen a baby on oxygen."

Well, I didn't mind her asking at all. It is kind of nice, in fact. I don't try to hide Ralph. When we need to go to the store, we go. I'm sure we are rather conspicuous, but no one ever says anything. OK, no grown ups. Occasionally a little girl will whisper,"poor baby." So, I chatted for a moment with the sample lady and went on my way smiling.

I took a few children to the water park at the YMCA tonight. Rose nearly taught herself to swim tonight! She normally acts timid so I was very impressed. Leroy is more cautious in the water than you might think. Funny. The swim must have really relaxed him because he fell asleep on the floor of the family room not long after we got home.


Anonymous said...

Cameron taught him self to swim, if they like water I think they jut go for it!
i want to Thank you for sharing this blog, I enjoy seeing everyone, I also looked into a blog for Carl's problems, (he has O.C.D, O.D.D AND bi polar), he is quite the handful, and I looked and I have joined in on a couple and it is so nice to relate to other parents dealing with this, unlike you in the store, your baby has the ox.on his nose, Carl sometimes acts out quite bad, and sometimes people think I am just not "punishing" hm enough, but if they only knew, we have had 4 years of counseling twice a week and monthly trips to the doctor, and countless meds, we do all we can do, and just hope we make it through the store!! Yep those are the days I want to have a pity party for myself,:) but it can not get worse things can only get better! But Thanks for turning me on to this "blog" thing as now I can talk to lots of people out there who are going thru the same thing! I hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

oh yeah, the grocery shopping with the coupons I ordered went well, we saved $190.00, I got almost $500 worth of groceries for $300. It took us one hour and 45 minutes (and alot of angry people behind me, and a nasty cashier) to check out, but it was ALL worth it! I was so impressed!