Friday, August 8, 2008

Conversation with Rose

**I apologize if you don't think is cute. I love the innocent honesty of children as they try to make sense of the world. We had this conversation shortly after I invited the little kids to come with me to the Down Syndrome Society meeting tomorrow morning. They enjoy playing in the nursery there, but I've been waiting for this subject to come up.**

Rose: Mommy? Is Ralphie Down Syndrome?

Me: Yes. Why do you ask?

Rose: He doesn't look Down Syndrome.

Me: What does Down Syndrome look like?

Rose: Like this. (Picture Rose with her tongue between her lips.)

Me: People with Down Syndrome look different from each other, just like everybody else. Do you love Ralphie anyway?

Rose: YES!