Sunday, August 27, 2006
Someone is watching me?
We went to a home-expo today. We got a few things that we've had plans to get for ages. Poor Sheena stayed awake 2 hours longer than she usually does, probably dazzled by all the plasma screen TV's everywhere. Only a year ago, I was saying, "Nah, don't need one of those, they're so excessive" But I was tempted today. We'll probably have bought one by the end of the year. It's easy to get caught up in the whole consumer thing.
While I was feeding Sheena some solids at the expo, I felt that people were staring at her. It might be something that I'll have to get used to, and on many levels I don't care, but it was definitely on my mind... My mind starts ticking over and I wonder:
Do people realise she has DS, and is that why they're staring?
Are people not sure if she has DS, and are they just staring to suss it out?
Are they just staring at her because she's cute and enthusiastic with her food?
Are people looking at me too, and thinking, gee, she's young to have a bubba with DS?
Yes, I am analytical, but it is something that I find is on my mind when we're out and about. Does anyone else feel like that with T21 kids?
Sheena has more tests at the hospital tomorrow. Better get ready. We have to be in town by 9am.