Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Conspiracy


Well it doesn't take long for deaf children (with hearing parents)to figure out how they can outsmart Mom and Dad. Yesterday when I called these two little "angels" in for showers and bed, I hear my seven year old tell his four year old sister "pretend you can't hear her, pretend you're not wearing your processor"...giggles from both, then Gage (as usual) takes it a step farther and changes his voice to sound unaided. He still hasn't mastered that, but he's practicing! He listened to Brook speak w/out her processors yesterday morning and noted the subtle changes in her speech with no hearing...so he's working really hard to perfect his own non-aided voice. Kinda hard when you can't hear yourself unaided. But I have no doubt that one day he'll perfect this, and he'll teach his sister to master this skill and I'll be done for. He and Brook will laugh and make fun of me as they age, watching me go out of my way to flap my arms or stomp the floor, whatever I need to do to get their attention, and they'll secretly be wearing their processors all along. Oh, gotta love 'em!

7 comments:

Sandra said...

Oh yes, you gotta watch them! LOL...
Love that picture.

kkohler said...

I am so thankful for all of the "sneak peaks" as to what is to come with Courtney! Your kids are amazing and I love all of your pictures. You seem to truly make every minute count with them. Way to go!

leahlefler said...

You have a smart couple of collaborators there! Hehe.

lbre969903 said...

This is so funny! My little guy will act like he doesn't hear me but he respond with "I can't hear you", so he hasn't quite perfected this yet, but I am sure it is coming!! :)

Loudest Mom said...

Love it....smart kids. Mine pull the "I can't hear you" quite often, but they aren't all that skilled at making it believable :)

Here It Comes said...

Too funny! My daughter flicks the coils off of her head whenever she doesn't feel like listening to me. Try and sign to her, and she turns her back to you! Thank goodness she has no one to conspire with. That sounds like trouble!

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

that is way to funny!!!!