playtime means much joy
…suggesting playtime is over, so is the joy
Individuals with Down syndrome often fall victim to a wealth of platitudes. the kindest of which are “they are such happy people”. And while I admit that our dear Quail is indeed a cheery little soul, I also assure you she is not always a “happy person”. The Quail experiences the same breadth of emotion that any other child her age does. She knows what makes her happy and if you take that away- she lets you know how she feels about it. The Quail has really blossomed into her vibrant personality over the last year. Her ability to tell us what she is thinking has grown by leaps and bounds.
Things that make her happy at age 3 1/2: bananas, kefir, her bed, cookies, swinging, Barney, clothes with pockets, her duck lovies, her family, popcicles, any sort of water play, books, coloring and gymnastics.
Things that make her mad: hair brushing and nail cutting, potty time interupting one of the above, someone taking a toy from her, interuption of snack time and peas and all they represent. And as documented above, the end of playtime and the suggestion she needs her hair brushed post swimming.
Corner view is a weekly Wednesday date hosted originally hosted by Jane, currently by Francesca. A topic is given and you can see impressions; be it in photographic or writerly in form from around the world: Jane, Dana, Bonny, Joyce, Ian, Francesca, Theresa, Cate, Kasia, Otli, Trinsch, Isabelle, Janis, Kari, jgy, Lise, Dorte, McGillicutty, Sunnymama, Ibb, Kelleyn, Ninja, Sky, RosaMaria, Juniper, Valerie, Sammi, Cole, Don, WanderChow, FlowTops, Tania, Tzivia, Kristin, Laura, Guusje, Susanna, Juana, Elsa, Nadine