It’s time to bust some myths. Time to break some barriers. Here’s how it really is living with a thirteen year old boy who has 3 copies of chromosome 21.

  • His hair is too long.  He won’t have it cut.
  • When he does cut it, it’s too short.
  • He goes into his room, and disappears for hours.
  • He never tidies his room.  I dread to think what is under the bed.
  • Dirty washing never goes to where it is supposed to (I suspect it is under the bed).
  • He plays music too loud.
  • And what is he listening to?
  • I can’t get him off the blasted iPad.
  • He teases his brother and makes him cry.
  • He teases his sister and makes her cry.
  • Why does he eat so much?
  • He won’t go to bed at night.
  • He won’t get up in the morning.
  • He won’t do his homework unless I insist.
  • He only seems to grunt, and talks to me in monosyllables.

I mean, really, you have to feel sorry for me.  Poor little Nancy with her disabled son.  Look at what she has to put up with.

*I may have exaggerated slightly to make a point 😉

11 thoughts on “Downer

  1. I’ve shared this with my English colleagues as they are always on the look out for wonderful blog-writing! Hope that’s ok, and thanks for making me chuckle… 🙂

  2. Brilliant point very well made as ever Nancy. Yep, that’s it, our kids are more like other kids than not. Hayley

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