Today was a pretty typical day. Seb went to school and tag rugby afterwards. Nothing particularly stood out. He did the “sign” at drop off. One boy asked him if it was true that he had been to Stamford Bridge this weekend – checking with […]
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WHAT DO YOU SEE?
A few years ago, a headline run by The Independent completely took me aback. It made my heart stop and I felt confused. The paper ran with “M&S to feature disabled boy Seb White in their TV Ad” Disabled?? DISABLED boy?? Whaaat? The headline made […]
About A Boy
Seb’s birthday is just two days after Valentine’s Day and the rather brash and inescapable arrival of redness across the land serves as a reminder that another milestone is just around the corner. At this time of year it is impossible for me not to […]
Little People see a Person, not a Syndrome
LITTLE PEOPLE SEE A PERSON, NOT A SYNDROME This is Seb and Ella, aged 4. They have known each since birth and they are second cousins. Ella’s mum and I were pregnant at the same time and the children are a couple of months apart. […]
And This is the One I Worry About….
AND THIS IS THE ONE I WORRY ABOUT….. LITERALLY just the other night I was at a friend’s house enjoying a lovely festive evening of drinks and nibbles and chatting with some other mums. We all talked about our kids in various forms. They all […]
“God I Love This Kid!” – The Hoff
“GOD, I LOVE THIS KID!” – The Hoff As we took our front row seats at the panto this evening I said to my mum “if we get through this unnoticed I’ll be amazed”…… My mum tried to get us all tickets for the panto […]
Making Waves with the Gentle Ripples of Inclusion
MAKING WAVES WITH THE GENTLE RIPPLES OF INCLUSION MAKING WAVES WITH THE GENTLE RIPPLES OF INCLUSION….. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that something whisked away and hidden is something feared. Especially if nobody knows anything about it and it has a big, […]
My Greatest Teacher
Barely a week, or even day, goes by when we are not somehow reminded how our lives are so much richer for having Seb in it. Something I could never have anticipated before he was born, or even when we were first told of his […]
Quick Maths Test
QUICK MATHS TEST My sister has 46 chromosomes. i have 47. All from our mum and dad. Does my one extra chromosome make me like her or like everyone else with Down’s syndrome?
What Are You Staring At?
WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT? Today I had one of those moments that creep up on you from nowhere. You know, when you are going about your usual business but you catch your breath as you realise how grown up your child suddenly looks. A […]
Loving and Giving?
It is an overblown cliche that people with Down’s syndrome are “loving and giving”. If I had a pound for every well meaning person who has said that to me, I’d be living in a bigger house with a bigger kitchen. Maybe even a driveway. […]
This morning at school drop off something happened that made my heart swell and almost burst out of my chest with pride. It was a really small thing, something that most people would have barely noticed, but for me it was a BIG deal. I […]