Will playing at the Science Center with our Ds Weekend Playgroup
The other really cool thing that happened to me today is that I was checking out at the grocery store when I noticed that the young woman at the end helping bag the groceries had Down syndrome. The cashier waved and gooed at Will and he waved and said 'hi' to both women. The woman with Ds immediately looked at me and said 'does he have Down syndrome?'. I said 'yes he does' and she said 'I thought so'. So we did introductions and she told me she wants to work with kids with Down syndrome. I said maybe she should volunteer at a preschool and then we all said goodbye. The cashier admitted that she didn't even realize Will had Ds, but this young woman picked up on it right away:) Wouldn't it be great for her to work at Will's school?! I need to look into this. But mostly I'm just thrilled to have had this wonderful interaction with this woman. I still struggle with thinking about Will in adulthood and how that might look, but this helped my view a little bit!