Thursday, August 12, 2010

If you think that having a child with Ds isn't fair to the other children in the family . . .

Daisy, age 5, made this for Finn this morning:




Translated:

"I love you Finnian. You are the best baby and Finn you are silly, you silly baby, so this is what you are, a baby."

7 comments:

Wren said...

Thank you for sharing this...I love it!! It brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face!

Liz said...

Zane is really sweet and loves his brother so much. I think most of his "niceness" and politeness is because he has his brother with Ds (and Cael is more challenging than most kids with Ds in terms of hospital stays and health problems). Sure Zane says he stinks sometimes but he also says he wants Cael to go to his same school.

diane rene said...

love this ♥

Ria said...

That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing.

Ellen said...

Ah, this is so sweet. I have a 7-year-old with cerebral palsy who has a 5-year-old "typical" sister (well, whatever "typical" means, anyway). He can't really write, and every time she draws a picture she also signs her brother's name. Kills me every time.

DownTownDan said...

I could read almost the entire thing. Excellent work!

:)

P said...

I think the connections exist prenatally.

"The new baby is a boy" banner had the same pride and sense of fairness (to Daddy, two daughters already) infused in it as the pics do now.

Sisters can also help teach so have her point out the name, lettters and pretend to draw it. Just for fun if not a means to an eventual end. Sing a song about it like B I N G O altered to lengthen/slow or cram in extra letters as needed.

Anything to show love and attention for her valiant efforts for inclusion. What a champion!!