Tuesday, May 14, 2013

You're so smart!

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!

21 comments:

  1. Adorable :)
    And she's right: she is VERY smart!!

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  2. This just made me grin from ear to ear. I always say Owen is his own biggest cheerleader. Whenever he does something that he believes is worthy of recognition, he claps for himself. He then looks you straight in the eye, telling you to clap too and if you don't........he'll come over to you and "help" you clap your hands. Smart cookies!

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  3. Love you Josie girl! You are SOO SMART and we are all PROUD of you!

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  4. Josie you are SO SMART and we are all PROUD of you!

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  5. That was adorable! You are instilling some great qualities in your girls.

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  6. That was adorable! You're instilling some great qualities in your girls.

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  7. And don't you every let anyone tell you otherwise Josie!!!

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  8. Ummm, Josie IS smart. She can come teach my Tucker his letters. He just turned 4 and only has T mastered. :) This was SUCH a sweet video!

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  9. Josie can teach us all a lot of valuable lessons. She rocks!

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  10. Her speech is fantastic!!

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  11. Adorable and smart indeed!

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  12. Josie? You're just the best.

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  13. I love it. Is it weird to parent a mini-version of your big sister? Because it seems like Aunt Leanne is teaching Josie everything she knows!

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  14. That is so adorable and she is a very smart little cookie. BTW I love her pink and green outfit.

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  15. Josie you ARE so smart!! I'm so impressed by her language skills and wow, she knows her alphabet better than my 5-yr-old!

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  16. You are such an awesome mom! Beautiful, beautiful babies!

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  17. ok I am hispanic and we hispanic like to say "me la como a besos" which translate to I want to take her and eat her up with kisses..ok translation is a bit odd..BUT you bet'cha Josie is smart and there it shows Down syndrome are capable of many things.

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  18. TOTALLY Impressed with that Josie!

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  19. TOTALLY impressed with that girl Josie!

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