Having a Child with Down Syndrome, Part CXI: And The Crowd Goes Wild

Alice and I went grocery shopping today, the way that we usually do. Today’s list was small so I put a few curve balls on the list including avocado¬†and as an afterthought, I put a 3 next to it.

When we were in the produce section, Alice said, “Whoa! Whoa! Wait, wait! I need to an ‘x’ on it.” “It doesn’t need an ‘x’, Alice.” “No an ‘s’!” and that’s what she did:

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And this is the first time Alice has corrected grammar in front of me. Awesome. She got an immediate hug and high-5 before I took the picture.

Also, when she got cereal, she went right to the Rice Chex and similar products (which are gluten free) and started looking at one and reading the price, so I had her price check the other two and asked her which was cheapest and she picked the right one. Again, awesome.

I wish this hadn’t been buried in a day of perseverating about Christmas and demanding treats, but you take what you can get, and this was a pretty nice consolation.

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