After much harassment encouragement, I entered the blogosphere to document the delightful (or otherwise) and unexpected moments of my younger daughter's life. Hannah was born in 1998. She surprised us with her extra chromosome, and continues to surprise us with her humor, intellect and obstinacy. She takes our breath away. As my elder daughter once wrote, when Hannah was born, our family went from ordinary to extraordinary.
July 24, 2009
Well, we do know that kids with Down syndrome have difficulty with abstract ideas. But Hannah is a regular Amelia Bedelia. She is so literal, so concrete.
Here are two examples from a finish-the-picture book she's been working on:
Sometimes I'd love to be inside her brain and really know what it's like in there! But we really have fun with what comes out of that brain.