Inspired by the 31for21 Down Syndrome Blog Challenge and happiness-project.com, I began this blog in pursuit of my own happiness while raising my 3 children -- including identical twins with Down syndrome. On these pages, I endeavor to document the bits and pieces of my life that bring me the most happiness and keep me focused on all the positive stuff going on.
Advocacy, Angels and Random Happy Thoughts. These are the threads of happiness that are inextricably woven through the cloth of my life. Staying focused and writing about these things is what keeps me Walking on the Happy Side of Life. I'd love it if you would "Take A Walk on the Happy Side" with me.
We were at the Verizon booth at the local PC Richards & Sons a few days ago, setting up my dear old Auntie with an add-a-phone line on our account as the pre-paid phone she’s had for several years has finally outlived it’s ease-of-use[fulness]. As is the norm — because we don’t have a lot of babysitters standing by — I brought my brood with me. Thankfully, the Verizon store-within-a-store was adjacent to the huge (half the store) television department. I’d like to imagine that one of those sales people had the wherewithal to play something other than football. Stereotypical, I know, but apparently men make the majority of television purchases and the football pulls them into the department. Still, in the midst of a sea of astro-turf simulcasts, there was one extraordinarily large, well-equipped, Blu-Ray, 3-D enhanced Plasma television playing…. Monsters Vs. Aliens. Yeah! Happens to be my Big Little Man’s favorite movie as he’s quite smitten with “SooooooooZn”.
When the salesman realized that the adults in charge of the 3 stray children were otherwise engaged with the Verizon lady, and that “OMG… they’re twins” and that they were not entirely under the Old Soul’s control, he pulled up a chair, handed the kids some fancy 3-D shades and turned up the volume. Well Done, Sir! Well Done!