The Hailey Herald

The Hailey Herald

Sunday, October 7, 2012

31 for 21: Happy

Sometimes, it is frustrating when people generalize..."People with Down syndrome are the happiest people".  They are not a breed of dog.  They are individuals.  Hailey, however, does not help break that stereotype.  Overall, Hailey is a happy little girl.  It doesn't take much to make her smile and she loves to laugh at herself.  She seldom cries.

The one thing that will make her cry 100% of the time is someone else being upset.  It starts with the bottom lip puckering and the eyes filling with tears.  Then come the sobs.  The other day, I had to wake up her older brother.  He is a monster to wake up and you only do it if absolutely, positively necessary!  It was a necessity this day and he was quite loud with his disapproval.

This was the result....

Fortunately, it doesn't take long for us to get back to this!


  1. I love the expressions! She's so stinkin cute. Ty loved that shape sorter, too! :)

  2. Oh sweet sweet Hailey! Ellie JUST started doing the empathy cry. Someone cries and the waterworks turn on and she starts to frantically sign "sorry". That last pic of Hailey is just adorable beyond words. She always makes me smile ';)

    1. I'm not sure if it is empathy yet or if she's afraid she is in trouble. She's been doing it for about 6 months. There are days my middle child will throw a tantrum and Hailey totally wigs out (almost inconsolable!)