Last night I had a conversation with someone that really floored me. Completely.
I had mentioned that I have been very busy lately.
"With your 'big baby'?" she queried.
It took me a minute to realize that she meant Ricki. I swiftly informed her that not only is Ricki not a baby, but she is a teenager in the full sense of the word. I spoke softly, yet firmly and passionately. (I tend to give over my views passionately....)
What really surprised me the most is that this woman herself has an older teen with Down syndrome. She should know better.
I feel sorry for her daughter.