Sunday, March 22, 2009

2 Things...

I intended to post yesterday but we had a somewhat busy morning and then I had another lovely migraine in the afternoon. It was the kind that you can feel coming on when you get up, and then it gets worse and worse all day. After taking 12 ibuprofen (not all at once!) at 10pm I noticed I didn't want to drill a hole in the back of my head anymore and by this morning I woke up feeling hung-over which means the migraine is gone for now. They don't happen very often which is why I haven't gone to the dr about them yet (and crappy insurance - I have enough dr debt, thank you very much).

But I wanted to post yesterday because it was World Down Syndrome Day! You know, because of the 3-21 abbreviation and Down Syndrome is 3 copies of the 21st chromasome. I wanted to get us all special t-shirts for the occasion, you know, like "My Kid Has More Chomasomes Than Yours" and stuff like that, but once again, it crept up on me and I didn't get them. I need to make a list of that type of stuff and maybe once a month I can buy one item at a time. Be more organized about it. Yeah, I'll get right on it.

That was the first thing. The second thing I'm sure you've all heard about already. Yes, it's the Obama gaffe. Aren't all of you who love him soooo much so very proud? Here's a link I got from my friend Heidi Marie:

The words I wanted to write have come very succinctly out of my friend RK who said " when he is kicking back and chatting about something as insignificant as bowling, this is where it goes. No, it's not the end of the world. But I fear it may be a peek at something inside, possibly subconscious. I hope I'm wrong." My personal thoughts are that it was a rude, ridiculously insensitive comment. If anyone else in the world had said it, they would be unforgiven for a very long time. But all the Obama supporters are saying "oh, he didn't mean it, don't be so sensitive". Even if that's true, does that mean we can just forget it? Does that mean it's now okay to say stuff like that? This is my child he made fun of. No, I can't just "let it go".


RK said...

Sorry to hear you had a migraine yesterday...I'm sure all those people in a small space really helped! oops...

And I'm still hoping for a more direct response to the gaffe situation, like something from HIM specifically instead of the press agent, but we'll see.

My name is Sarah said...

What a cute little pirate.

Julie said...

Your little guy is so cute. I think this is the first time I've looked at your blog. I agree with you about the little things people (our president for one) say about people with disabilities. It's very politically incorrect to make statements about people with physical issues, but for some reason...our kids with developmental delays are fair game? I don't get it.

Your little Jack and my David are very close in age. (David's bday is 6/06) It's great that Jack is communicating more. David is having a spurt, too. I love seeing them able to tell us things, don't you?

I'm looking forward to getting to know you better on the Ds group. (which is where I found your blog)