I am 14 years old, in 7th grade middle school.
Every day I get ready for school, make my own cereal, brush my teeth really well because I have braces. They are yellow and green and food gets caught in them so I have to brush really well.
I like the idea of a phone, everyone has one but all I do is take pictures or call Gram and Gramps on it! They love to talk to me…
After school I am in an afterschool program and we invent robots, paint murals and have singing club. During basketball season I am on the basketball team and have to practice every day.Here I am waiting for the rebound!
Then I come home and, if I don’t have much homework, I play on my wii or ipad for awhile. I am a super good (beat my Dad even) wii basketball and ping pong player. I love movies, my ipod, music and watching ice hockey. I am really loving Mamma Mia and ABBA right now and, of course, Frozen. I dance around the house and tell my parents that I’m going to where mamma mia is (not sure where that is? but I’m going). I really like using the ipad to look up videos of my favorite movies. I’m good at it!
I learned how to ski this year, I was nervous at first but after a few lessons I was ready to go to the Winter Olympics!
I go on vacation with my mom and dad and what i like best is eating out and swimming in the pool. Here are my legs when I do a handstand.
Here is one of me when I was a little baby… I was so cute!
Life isn’t always wonderful but who’s is? Sometimes I cry because I want friends to spend more time with but my mom says she did the same thing when she was my age. Sometimes I say no and aren’t “cooperative”- I call that assertiveness but my mom says it is important sometimes just to follow the rules. For pete’s sake, all you have to do is wait for it a minute, I just don’t like to be pushed when I’m not ready!
I have Down syndrome but I don’t find that very interesting yet. I know other people who have it that I am friends with too. I’m not sure why it’s a big deal. It’s not easy growing up. I need to work on my eating neatness skills, my reading and writing, learn to use money better. But I want to go to college, get married, get a job as a teacher……
What’s your day like?
Celebrate me please – I am a wonderful person and the world is definitely a better place with me in it! Bye!