I posted this on the old mencap familyhub forum, but thought it would be a great one to share here too...we had some really great stories last time.
I’d love to hear about a memory of your brother or sister that makes you smile (parents, you're welcome to join in too - share a memory of your sons/daughters together)
My brother loves music. When we were children, sometimes we’d put his favourite music on (really loud! Just how he liked it!) and me, and my sister and him would sing along, make some noise and dance around the living room.
To someone who is outside of learning disability, this might sound like a fairly ordinary family moment. And it was! But also, for me, it was quite significant. Because my brother doesn’t ‘put on’ a smile. He doesn’t smile on demand for a photo, he doesn’t sing and dance if he’s not happy. And we had a lot of really hard times as a family too. So every moment of joy - was a genuine one.
Thanks for joining me in this and sharing your happy memories