Sam, April and Jake have 3 older siblings. Big brother Derek in studying Industrial Design at Virginia Tech and is on Spring Break this week. Last summer we visited the beautiful campus and got a tour, including the design studio, on a day that the thermometer registered 100 degrees! Fast forward 7 months and Derek and 3 classmates are headed to Chicago for Spring Break with a stop in Cincinnati. No trips to Mexico or Florida for these 4. They are headed to the windy city to interview for possible jobs when they graduate in May. I wonder how Derek prepares his friends for a visit to our house? “By the way guys my siblings all have Down syndrome.” I have no idea what he says, but within 10 minutes of their arrival they were all in the basement for a ballroom dance party. During dinner we had a very lively discussions and some sibling jabs going back and forth. Fellow traveler Colby said after one barb, “Don’t worry, I’ve got 3 brothers at home and understand.” Derek’s friend could see and hear that we were a pretty typical family. After dinner there was a lively nerf gun battle in the basement followed by some old family movies and then the movie Wreck it Ralph.Around 9:30 PM, while everyone was laughing and bonding over the movie, I went to upstairs. The group had meshed and I was tired. I have no idea what time anyone went to bed and that’s a good thing.