A few of my friends have been talking the last couple of days about how their children with Down syndrome has a sixth sense.
C could probably qualify as having a sixth sense. When he was younger, he'd give everyone hugs (and kisses--which are VERY wet). A few years ago, probably when he was in kindergarten. He stopped hugging everyone. That was partly because of his interpreter, she would encourage him to shake hands instead. But now, C is very picky about who he hugs.
One summer day, about 2 years ago. We were at a t-ball game. C left the game and went to sit next to a lady who was sitting in the stands. By the time I got to him, she was in tears. She told me that C had come up to her and given her a great, big hug and then sat down next her. She said that she had been having a very bad day and that she needed a hug.
So, if you get a hug from C, you are extremely lucky.:)