Monthly Archives: March 2013

Better Than Birthday Parties

DURING OUR RECENT DATE AT the coffee shop, my son stopped fishing for marshmallows in his hot chocolate to comment on the Starbucks’ logo. “That looks like an evil grandma!” Andy, 5, nearly shouted, before making his scared rabbit squeak … Continue reading

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Take away from Sunday school faux paus

ANDY GOT KICKED OUT OF Sunday school last September— albeit temporarily — for  introducing himself as “Butt Crack” after the teacher circled up the kids on the carpet and asked them to say their name aloud to start off the new … Continue reading

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My four-leaf clover

I think of him now as my four-leaf clover, that boy of mine with Down syndrome. Like the plant with four leaves, not the usual three, Ray comes with something extra: three chromosomes, not the usual two, on chromosome 21. … Continue reading

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