Thursday, January 20, 2011

Why Upside Down?

This is to expound on my title. Yes, it is a play on words with the word Down and Down syndrome, obviously, but my first love of it is from a song. It is a song by Jack Johnson, who I absolutely adore, from the Curious George soundtrack. I had heard and loved the song long before I had Bear, but when I heard it again, I knew it was for him. Here are the lyrics:



"Upside Down"






Who's to say


What's impossible


Well they forgot


This world keeps spinning


And with each new day


I can feel a change in everything


And as the surface breaks reflections fade


But in some ways they remain the same


And as my mind begins to spread its wings


There's no stopping curiosity






I want to turn the whole thing upside down


I'll find the things they say just can't be found


I'll share this love I find with everyone


We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs


I don't want this feeling to go away






Who's to say


I can't do everything


Well I can try


And as I roll along I begin to find


Things aren't always just what they seem






I want to turn the whole thing upside down


I'll find the things they say just can't be found


I'll share this love I find with everyone


We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs


This world keeps spinning and there's no time to waste


Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and






Upside down


Who's to say what's impossible and can't be found


I don't want this feeling to go away




Please don't go away


Please don't go away


Please don't go away


Is this how it's supposed to be


Is this how it's supposed to be
 
ALL of those lyrics epitomize our life, and I could break it down for you, but I wont. I will just let you read our story and decide for yourself why that song fits our life with a child who happens to have Down syndrome.
 
That Is All.

5 comments:

  1. I already liked that song, but I never really noticed the lyrics. Now I LOVE it!!!

    Congrats on the new blog too-well done!

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  2. Hi Julie...welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! :)

    I read your post on speech therapy. I know where you are coming from. It's the only thing that scares me about Lily and Ds. She only says about 5 words and usually those require some coaxing. Her signing has exploded the last couple of months, but only a few are used to communicate. Most of them are mimicking.

    Hopefully now that you are all settled in, things will move forward at a quick pace.

    I'm adding you to my blogroll so I can keep up with what's going on with Mr. Kai!! Happy blogging...

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  3. I too can relate in many ways to that song. Excited to hear more Julie through your blog.

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  4. soooo, why aren't you following my blog? LOL

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  5. Hi - I LOVE that Jack Johnson song too - my daughter Hannah favourite show was Curious George for ages and that song always made me think of her and smile...she turns everything 'upside down' so it is the 'right way up'.lol.

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