Friday, June 11, 2010
The Divine Chromosome
I found this article on another blog. My brain cells are too tired to remember which blog, but I wanted to share it with you. I got so sick and tired of hearing people say "Oh Downs kids are so happy," or "They're such loving and sweet kids." They are loving and sweet. Most babies are. Even those with typical chromosomes. And "They" shouldn't be lumped into a category and set aside. Hearing someone described as "Downs" just ticks me off. My standard answer became simply, "I think the reason people with Down syndrome are described as 'always happy' (sarcastic font) is that the extra gene diffuses the capacity for contempt and malice that most people are capable of." Michael's Dad describes it better than I can. Please do read this heart pleasing article!