Last October I started a "professional" Instagram account to support this blog and post my own "memes" to celebrate Down syndrome awareness month. I've actually found it to be more social as far as dialogue and responses go. I post over there much more often that I do on this actual blog. This post includes all 31 pictures/memes that I posted for #DSAM2015. I fell behind a bit on posting these daily. I just couldn't find (nor take) the time to keep up some days. So in some instances I posted more than once to play catch up. I have listed the following pics by the day on which they were intended. Thanks to everyone that writes comments, responds, and reposts. I read all the comments, but don't always take the time to respond. Thank you! We may not always agree, but this is a reflection of my life and experiences. My desire with this has always been to advocate for our buddies with special needs, specifically Down syndrome. Early on when Judah was first born and on into his toddler years, I struggled with finding inspiration and encouragement from a dads perspective, so I've gone way outside of my comfort zone to offer my own. Being open about my professional (and sometimes personal) life on social media is not easy for me. But I know there are people (especially dads) out there that struggle to relate to the cute pics of babies and toddlers and mommy play date groups. Here is more of a glimpse of what I get to do on a daily basis. I love it!
|This dude keeps me young! Most of the time I feel like I'm just living in his Neverland and he's my guide. He constantly reminds me to fly, fight, and crow! We snapped this pic before seeing the new Pan movie today. Forever stoked! Bangarang!|
|This is a pic of myself with one of my students helping measure and adjust desks to fit for our class. Looking for teachable moments in daily tasks is important. Include them in everything!|
|My little dude is 10 today! I'm so stoked to have him for a son and wouldn't change it for the world! Our family is better because he is part of it!|
|Serious cake business went down this past week as we had 3 birthdays in my class. This post needs no explanation. We're always having fun. With kids like this, how could you not?|
|What do you do on "crazy hair day" when they don't have any hair? Pull a "Charlie Brown" and paint Jack-O-Lanterns on their heads! I can't promise you won't get an upset phone call from home though...|
|We don't need an excuse to have a good time.|