Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy

Soooo...you know that saying about people with Down syndrome?

The one that goes, "Ohh! They are always SO happy!"?

That bothers me. I mean, it really does annoy me. I think it's because it is such a generalization. Yes, I'm sure it is suppose to be a compliment or something like that, but the whole categorizing thing just gets under my skin.

Well, that and the fact that they are individuals. With different emotions. Just like everyone else.

Ahem. That being said,

my son




is not


doing a darn thing

to help squelch this stereotype.

Ahhh Dylan.

17 comments:

Ann said...

OMG, I'm in love!

Angela said...

Yeah, Benjamin is totally happy all the time, too! :)

Cathy said...

Lily doesn't help the stereotype either. The kid is always happy and rarely fussy. I attribute it to her personality though and not the Ds. My mom told me that she doesn't like to tell people what a good baby Lily is because she's gotten the "Aren't they always happy" comment a couple of times. I told her to use the line I've read on the net a couple of times..."No THEY aren't...the 47th chromosome is NOT the happy chromosome."

I think I forgot to mention...how stinkin' cute is Dylan. Such a doll...a masculine doll...but a doll.

Heidi said...

I love it!

Derek, Kenzee and Gage said...

OHHH Please give him a hug for me!! He is just way too stinkin' cute for his own good.

sasha said...

Yes I get that comment too and I just let it fly by most of the time. Dylan is the cutest little man. You must be so proud!! Look at him sitting there..so so handsome:)

Renee' said...

Cutest pictures I have ever seen. I so love that smile but won't say your so happy. People are so inconsiderate sometimes. Who would say that babies are happy all the time...Maybe they need to come and stay with you a while and actually learn that Dylan does have different emotions at different times. UGH!! My daughter smiled all the time it seems when we were in public but "those people" were not here on the day that she screamed and cried for two hours straight fighting sleep!! That was a reall horrible emotion that stressed me out like no other time I can remember!!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Love him!!!

Amy said...

He's just so darn cute.

Kimberly said...

He makes me want to squeeze him! He couldn't be any cuter!

Adrienne said...

LOL- too cute! I know, this bothers me some too but hey, if that's how people are going to sterotype them, is it that bad to be considered happy all the time? It could be much worse! Dylan is adorable!

Wendy P said...

Ahhh..he's cute!! And generally, Kira is happy most of the time, too. Well, as long as she's getting her way!

Eric and Crista said...

Everyone is always saying that to us--"Well at least they are such happy children." I have to say, just like you, Nate also has a rather easy-going disposition too! I just love those pictures of Dylan. He is sooo cute!!

Mara said...

he is too cute !!! and if Kayden was there she would give him a big ole kiss !!!!!

ps I hate that sterotype too ! are most babies happy all the time ?????

Tim and Kelli said...

I hear that a lot and try not to let it bother me but Lindsey is always happy.
Dylan looks great, look at how well he is getting his belly off the ground!

Khourt said...

He certainly looks happy!!

Amanda said...

Look at that smile!!