The Perspective of Time

Wil has grown so much in his 10th grade year, and I can’t thank Kristi Campbell, Hope Schook and Heidi Drake enough for that! For this fact, it gives me space to snicker when I read about a day like this:

10:05 Refused to work
10:08 Turned it around
10:25 Refused to work
10:30 Turned it around
1:50 Refused to work
1:54 Turned it around

Just last week, I worked with a paraprofessional that subbed for Wil in 1st grade while his primary para was on maternity leave. We laughed that the main topic of daily conversation then was how to get Wil out from under the table most of the day. At the time, though, it was no laughing matter!

But with time, collaboration & communication with caring educators, we’ve come a long way, baby!

We are on to larger concerns, as Wil is an adventurous guy; without fear/recognition of danger which will likely be on our radar for years to come.

So seeing these little bursts of stubborness that he can resolve in minutes, is him showing his personality in full force and finding the self-desire within him to turn it around for a better day — while giving his teachers a run for their money! And we wouldn’t want him any other way!


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!

One thought on “The Perspective of Time

  1. This is an inspiring story of growth and progress thanks to caring educators and teamwork. Wil’s determination and resilience are commendable, and his unique personality is celebrated. A wonderful read!

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