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2Oct/171

A Little Light on a Gloomy Day

I've held onto this for a while, mostly because there isn't any great depth to it, but it seemed that today could use a little bright spot.

Alice brought home a puppet that she had made in school. There was no context to it from school, so I assume that she had made it as part of a social studies project. Alice was playing with it and quietly singing to herself. If you've spent any amount of time around someone with Down syndrome, you've noted that their speech is not always clear. Even as parents with keen ears, E & I probably have 2 moments a week of not being able to understand at all what she's trying to say. Sometimes it's important, other times not so much.

As she played with the puppet, I heard her singing this over and over:

Now watch me whip

Now watch me nae nae

This is from a song by Silentó that apparently Alice knew. I had no idea. I didn't say anything. I just enjoyed the moment.

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  1. Whip and nae nae is so 2016


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