Even though they're young, I usually try to involve the girls in helping to clean up the playroom to teach them the importance of responsibility and caring for their possessions. As with most toddlers, some days they are more cooperative than others.
The other day, as Josie was picking up the blocks, she began shamelessly showering herself with praise which was cracking me up. I ran and got the camera so I could film it. In that moment, it became apparent that she definitely inherited Aunt Leanne's sense of humility:
It calls to mind another excerpt from the article "If People with Down Syndrome Ruled the World":
People with Down syndrome are nothing if not straightforward and unpretentious. As the expression goes, “what you see is what you get.” When you say to people with Down syndrome, “You did a good job,” most will answer simply and matter-of-factly, “Yes, I did.”
Well, there you go. Josie may have some developmental delays but one area that's not the least bit delayed is her self esteem. You go girl!