Toddlers with Down syndrome are still, first and foremost, toddlers.
For those who read this blog because you have a new baby with Down syndrome, and you are seeking comfort and cuteness, I can offer cuteness only.
Things that have happened in the past few days:
Ellie found a paintbrush and showed me, asking "paint, paint?" We busted out the fingerpaints and a couple brushes. Ellie painted a little bit of paper and a lot of her face.
When cleaning Ellie up from said fingerpainting, I paused to rinse out the washcloth I was using. She took those 15 seconds to disassemble her little potty, grab the inset, open the big potty, and use the potty inset as a scooper to get toilet water all over the bathroom/her mother/herself.
Ellie removed a box of Cheerios from the counter, emptied the box, and ate the Cheerios. After I got rid of the box, she took it out of the recycling.
Ellie demanded ice cream when we went to the store to get her medicine. When I caved because I also wanted frozen yogurt (go ahead, judge my parenting), Ellie "forgot" how to use a spoon and requested that I feed her. After she ate most of her yogurt, she was willing to use the spoon again.
At a wine tasting, Ellie grabbed my final sample plastic "glass" of wine and threw it on the ground. And on my leg. I walked home smelling like wine I didn't even get to enjoy.
The Honest Toddler followed me on Twitter. Seriously.
I need to get my DSLR out and update with some photos. I've been a slacker with pictures, and I need to set aside some time with my camera. In the meantime, enjoy some Instagram photos.
Have a wonderful weekend!