Saturday, November 29, 2008
Giving me therapy
Number one, I thought I was doing well by spending every ounce of energy I had the first couple of years after my children received their cochlear implants, teaching them all about everything. Now, they seem to correct my slang, my word tenses, and pronunciations....um thanks guys!(I say this because now Brook does it too! I used to get by with some grammer errors or lazily pronounced words, but not now) Number two, Gage has developed the ability to make us put our thinking caps on, asking questions like "I wonder what's in that red package under the tree? hmm, it has your name on it (referring to me, and don't think I already spotted it from the back door as soon as I walked in" He and his daddy went shopping today. He continues with "hmmm, think. What could it be? It starts with a P".....he's just dying to tell me but knows he'd better not! So he waits patiently for another 2.5 minutes until his feet are leaping him into the air with more details and he just can't hide the excitement. I know he's about to burst and he says "What words start with P?" I continue to fold laundry, trying to act very casual and I say "panda bear, oh yea, I'll bet it's a panda!!" and he grins and shakes his head no. "Think Mama, what else starts with P?" and I act as if I don't know. He says "hmmm, let me give you some p words.....Purse, pompass grass..." and I just burst out laughing, knowing I have a new purse in that box! He tries to play it off as if it's not really a purse, but I'll guarantee you, that's what I have. We'll find out in 26 days I suppose.