Little, Big Discoveries

Cute Wil hat

Yesterday during Katherine’s Taekwondo and Elizabeth’s soccer practice, Wil and I made a quick trip to CVS. As we walked down the hair products aisle, I didn’t take much notice to the things around me. I’ve been down this aisle many times before. I know what’s there and where I need to go to get what I want.

But not Wil. He stopped me about half-way through the aisle said, “Mom look!” I turned around and saw Wil was in front of a shelf, slightly hunched over and his face was inches from a box with a silver circle on it. He discovered he could see his reflection in this silver circle and was making silly faces. He looked up at me and we both laughed. “Mom, you try!” So I did. Who knew you could have so much fun in the hair products aisle at CVS?

It’s very easy for me to unconsciously put blinders on to things I believe I’ve already seen before. But Wil never does. With him there is always something new to be discovered. As many times as he has awakened me from this forward-focused state, I still marvel at the power these little discoveries in life have.


Published by Christie Taylor

Christie Taylor is the creator of the website,, and author of "Stories of Wil: Puberty Part 1" ( Christie believes that if we all had the opportunity to spend a day with our loved ones with Down syndrome, many of the stereotypes and stigmas would dissipate. Christie invites you, through her stories, to spend a day with Wil. The more the merrier!

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