March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. WHY?? So glad you asked :)
March 21st is the 21st day of the 3rd month. 3-21. Trisomy 21. Three 21'st chromosomes. T-21. Also known as Down syndrome :)
It's a Saturday this year (um... THIS Saturday actually). Anyone doing something neat? My kids don't go to school on Friday and only K and B go on Monday... I'm thinking about doing something for the church classes that Brianna and Micah are in. Maybe just bring a little snack and a note about our special kiddo (I'll ask the director if they can send it home to their classes). Once the kids are in 'school' I'll probably try to do something fun for it. And if I'd had the thought to prepare ahead of time (HAHAHA...) then I might have done it today instead of next Tuesday. But either way it's a chance at education, awareness, and celebration :). I also think it will be a neat way to 'thank' the teachers, parents and students for their part in my children's lives this year. After all, having a child with Down syndrome in their classes isn't something they knew anything about until they got 'em! So it's a neat way to share and an 'easy' opportunity do do it.
Any plans for World Ds Day? 3-21! :)