I think the video speaks for itself that gymnastics is going well.Loading
Ellie's teacher shared with me after class that one little girl was being "weird" about sitting with Ellie. Kids notice difference, and that's okay. Kids assuming difference is bad - now that makes me sad. Apparently, after one little classmate was unkind, another announced that Ellie was her friend, melting the heart of Ellie's teacher (and my heart too, when I heard the story later.)
Inclusion is worth it.
There are tons of positive stories for every challenge. The biggest positive right now is Ellie's ability to follow directions and try new things.
Sometimes, having a child with Down syndrome is hard. Sometimes people aren't kind.
And sometimes three year old girls reach out and show that inclusion has a positive impact on the kids without disabilities, too.