Sure I worry about what my boys will be when they grow up. I wonder what career choices will be available to them. But, if I look at all they can do already, and all their innate talents and interests, I believe they can do whatever they choose:
They can be mountain climbers or bridge painters… since they don’t mind heights!
Or maybe Helicopter Pilots
Or Musicians? That runs in their blood too!
Carpentry, a fix-it man, a Do-It-Yourselfer. There’s inate talent and interest in these areas in both boys and on both sides of the family.
Explorers. Park Rangers. Animal wildlife conservationists. Also in their blood… And mine!
Oops, I hear I shouldn’t let them grow up to be cowboys! Too lonely or so they say (unless they hook up with Barbie!)
Performers… Dancers! Singers! Absolutely one of their strengths! (Talk about hooking up with Barbie… Helloooo Jessica!)
Photography is a budding interest too! And, they’re pretty good at it!
Why do we worry about the career opportunities of our children with Down syndrome any more than we do our children without? Why can’t they turn their talents and interests into a career just like everyone else? The Sarg and I agreed that we would be more than pleased if the Old Soul chose any life path that made her happy. If she wants to pull weeds in people’s gardens for a living… that’s all right with us. (We know someone who does pretty well doing just this LOL!)