OK, I'm quite sure that y'all are completely sick of the sight of the word "basketball" on this blog, and I'm sorry. I don't blame you.
But I just have to tell you about something really cool.
A few weeks ago, Thing One's team had a game in our school gym. He has to be there early to warm up, so while that was happening I was watching the game before his, in which older boys were playing. Probably middle-school age, I'd guess. One of the kids on the opposing team that day obviously has Down's Syndrome.
Initially, I was just thinking how cool it was that a kid with a handicap was able to play on the team. Then I actually started watching more closely and realized that the kid was one of the stars of his team. No joke. That kid has a shot you would not believe.
Saw him again today; he was still dropping baskets left and right. Go #6...you rock!