docile i am not
Aaron was chosen as one of the three kids to be on a Down syndrome awareness bus ad this fall. His photo shoot was last night.
The two other children there were little girls, who obediently obeyed every single thing the photographer said to them.
They were picture perfect little models, posing and hugging and smiling.
There were bright lights, a lot of people, and noise. Aaron sat cooperatively in the chair beside the little girls for about 15 seconds. Then one of the girls bonked heads with him.
Then he was done with the blasted photo shoot. For the next hour, he laid on the ground and wailed, picked his nose, ate the contents of his nose, screamed when a little girl came near him, yelled 'Mom! Mom!' when the photographer tried to adjust his position, ran around looking for the door, stuck his hands down his pants, sat with his tongue hanging out and kicked a hole in the background paper.
The picture you see above may be the best photograph taken of Aaron all night.
Thank god for the magic of cut and paste and Photoshop.
Aaron's part for Down syndrome awareness is making us aware that kids with Down syndrome aren't all docile. Many people with Down syndrome are super high energy and all have very distinct minds of their own.