Friday, December 5, 2008

Taboo

I love the game of Taboo...you know, the game where you're given a word that you have to describe to your teammates without using the list of words on the card or you get beeped by an opponent. My family has laughed our way through many rounds of this wonderfully frustrating game.

However, I've found that something else is now taboo in my life. The words Down syndrome can't seem to be uttered by anyone. It's like people are afraid that I'll break down if they say the words while we're talking. I just want everyone to know it's ok to ask. Dan and I bring it up, but people continue to shy away from it. I'm not sure how to make it more comfortable for others. I mean, this is everyday life for us now, so it has to be normal, even if it's not "normal" for others.
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