Confessions of a Rockin mom #23: Fears about where my child will live someday
We live in a modest home. Between Vic, me, the boys and our two large dogs, space is tight in our 2 bed/1.5 bath 1925 bungalow. But we love our home. Our boys are growing, however, and we know there will come a point when we have to spread our wings and fly. Vic & I both dread this day. And I’ll have to confess…we’ll probably never sell this house even when we outgrow it. An early fear for a lot of parents of kiddos with DS revolves around the big question of — Where will my child live as an adult? While I think this question could apply to any person, questions about how our children will thrive as adults surface early for parents in the DS community. And most of us don’t have answers to those questions yet, just like many of you who have typically developing youngsters don’t have answers to those questions yet (Do you know where your kiddos will live 20 years from now?). I think this is a warranted fear for any parent, but I guess there are more question marks for our kids. For the time being, I can assure you that Everett will be welcomed in this home for as long as it remains in our names. It’s small, easy to keep up, close to a grocery store, and very close to public transportation. And I’ll have to confess something else…it’s got a great backyard. Perfect for adding a guest house/garage, for say, a certain retired and overprotective mama ?.