For all those who have a child with Down Syndrome, I ask this question:
Have you ever had someone come up to you and say that your child doesn't look like he/she has down syndrome.
OK, what is your response to that statement? That's just like someone saying to me, your Jewish? You don't look Jewish. Ok, well I am.
That statement always amuses me and I'm certain that I'm not the only one out there not knowing how to respond "PC". It's a statement that just gets tossed out there into the wonderful world and has no place to go. Just thinking about the statement puts a grin on my face.
Is this statement designed to make me feel better about my child? I felt great before.
Your responses please.
PS. For those of you who do not have a child with Down Syndrome, please feel free to respond. I truly would like to know your opinion of this statement and what the appropriate response should be. Is it tossed out to "make us feel better" or is it a sign of someone being a little uncomfortable (which is understandable)? Just know that we love our children with special needs just as much as our typical children. We are not ashamed of them in any way, in fact it's quite the opposite, we are very very proud parents.