With warmer weather, comes one of our favorite things to do, go to the park!
As my best friend and I sat on a bench and watched the kids play, we noticed a little girl with Down syndrome, probably 2-3 years old playing with either a sibling or cousin, along with a few other adults. They were Asian and didn’t appear to speak much English. Watching the little girl brought back so many memories of Joey when he was that age. Her little waddle as she walked, the way she squatted down to the ground without using her hands (I know other DS parents know the squat I’m talking about), and the way she clapped her hands together… It all reminded me of Joey as a toddler.
I’m just super grateful for the nice days we can go out and enjoy the weather once again! I look forward to even more trips to the park where the kids and play and just be kids.
“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning…They have to play with what they know to be true in order to find out more, and then they can use what they learn in new forms of play.” ~ Fred Rogers