Today is our school districts annual Homecoming football game. Today the kids show their team spirit by wearing school colors of Red, White & Black. I had the perfect shirt for the twins to wear, their Challenger baseball jersey:
Cute and comfy right? One quirk of the boys that drives this mama crazy is refusing to wear certain clothing. I don't think its necessarily a texture issue, its more of a strong willed boy thing. I shall look at it as good trait because they can and will communicate very strongly to make their wishes known. I have donated several cute pieces of clothing because they flat out refused to wear it. No sweaters, no sweatshirts, no sports clothing. From experience now I know that I might as well bag it up and give it away at first refusal because it will not change the next time I pull it out of their dresser. Deep Breath in.... it will be OK!
So I went back to their dresser and pulled out shirts I knew they loved and had to get some cute twin photos for today's blog.
|Our daily view of twins!|
|Black shirt = Isaac, Red shirt = Caleb|
|Tell me this photo does not make you smile|
So what's my Down Syndrome Awareness teaching for the day? My boys are Quirky. They are very strong willed and sometimes as their mama I need to focus on the positive of every behavior no matter how difficult that may be. I have learned a long time ago with these boys that its not my wants but theirs that often win over. Looking back on the issue at hand, its really no big deal that they would not wear a shirt I picked out for them, I'm just happy they go to school everyday with a choice of clothing to wear and for that we are blessed!
So tell me, are you typical kids Quirky? Do you feel kids with Down Syndrome tend to be more Quirky than others? Is this an Autism behavior? Did you smile at photo #3?