One of my biggest fears in having a child with Down syndrome was speech.
And while Ellie's speech is delayed, speech is one of her relative strengths. When Ellie busts out a great new sentence or word, I smile. (I may have smiled bigger when she finally attempted the bars at gymnastics, but seriously, this child's commentary is hilarious. Every single day.)
Here are some recent winners:
Me: Ellie, what do you want to be for Halloween?
Ellie: An iguana.
Overheard, Ellie talking to her doll: Baby, FIRST I change your butt. THEN you have a snack. (Oh, my!)
Looking at a picture of a great white shark, laughing: Wow! Crazy teeth!
And bedtime prayers after watching Shark Week on Netflix: Dear God, bless sharks.
Making a birthday card for her friend Louisa:
Me: What should we write?
Ellie: Happy birthday Lulu.
Me: Then what? Like Lulu, you are…
Ellie: Lulu you are CRAZY.
Me: Ellie, be quiet.
Ellie: No. I be a ANIMAL! Quack.
Ellie to her stuffed dino: Dino, you go pee pee on the potty like a big girl. Yay! Good job. (Turns to me, rolls eyes) CLAP for Dino!
Randomly, at the breakfast table: Puerto Rico beautiful…. there dolphins.
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