Saturday, April 25, 2009

People

I can't seem to get past this oh-so-subtle sense I get from people, upon learning that my baby has Down syndrome, by whatever means (usually my telling them), no matter how much they might coo over him or say stupid things like, "They're very special babies," that they're just really glad it's not them with a child with Down syndrome.

Maybe this is my own shit, I don't know.

3 comments:

My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce. No not your own shit and let me tell you it stinks no matter how old your childs is. But I have developed a callous over that part of my heart (at least most of the time). Every once in a while when I'm feeling really catty, and I realize some one is staring at us with the look, I will just barely over my breath say "Yea, I can see why you weren't chosen." They're probably clueless what I'm talking about, but it makes me feel better. Hang in there Lisa you are doing an amazing job with Finn and your family:)

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

I soooooo feel this too Lisa. Even from some of my closest friends. It sucks.

Tricia said...

My baby was born 4 weeks ago. and I feel this from many of my friends...relief that's it not their child that got the extra chromosome. No its not just you.....