Now, I have never believed this stereotype about people with Down syndrome being all so loving. If they hug people a lot, it is because society has trained them to do so (a rather dangerous training, too, I might add.
But Tuesday evening when I came back from a three-day retreat, Ricki was DEFINITELY the image of the cute, loveable, child. She hugged me, kissed me, and helped me with all sorts of things.
So of course on Wednesday she developed a bad case of the sniffles, a cough, and a temperature. Guess I better not plan to do too much stuff next week..... (Because for SURE I caught whatever it is that she has.....)