Wednesday, August 26, 2009

my BIG girl


This year with both kids in school and independence necessary, I decided to keep these little cochlear cases in their backpacks at all times. What a lifesaver, let me tell ya. Already, they have been used by both children. One day as the bell rang for kids to be dismissed for school, Gage's Microlink became dislodged from his controller. As he was leaving the classroom the teacher (knowing how expensive they are) told him to just put it in his case until he got home for me to fix. So he did, at least for the time being and when he got on the bus, he was able to sit down, open his case, remove his processor so he could see it, put the Microlink back in (the little rubber part was in the way) and add tape and place it back on his ear, no problem!

Yesterday, when we were getting Brook ready for a shower, she said, "oh yea, let me show you something." She took off her processor and told me that her battery ran down on the bus (it was also a microlink) and she put the whole Microlink in her case, got a new battery cage as seen in the photo, put batteries in it and got her tape on all by herself....putting it back on her ear! My 5 year old independent girl! I was very impressed. And for your viewing pleasure....

that's her with her makeup on just before she puts on a show for me and her dad!

6 comments:

elizabeth embracing life said...

We have little fix it kits in the car, my purse and now thanks to you in my son's backpak. He's really good at getting an extra battery or figuring out what is wrong with it, before I can figure it out. Great idea. We start school in about three weeks and it's always this feeling of "are they going to do as well this year as they did last year"

Bright Family said...

So, it looks like they're ready to move on without you. They can obviously survive on their own now. Lol! Taking care of babies, using public transportation, fixing hair, building the necessities of life, keeping track of their ears, self-advocating, etc.

Tayten put his BTE on all by himself just two days ago when it fell off in the car. He was so proud! He still needs a lot of practice, but little steps lead to independence!

Shehuntstoo said...

Jesse uses his kit too...isn't it great.

Lucas'Mommy said...

What a hoot! It's so great that they're so independent. Great job, mom!!!! Hope you're enjoying some peace and quiet... did you start subbing yet?

rouchi said...

Congrats on this big job to both of you.It is a feeling of grt achievement when the kids are ready to fly off on their own.

leah said...

I love that makeup job, lol! And I love that independence- it might get her into trouble sometimes, but she sure knows how to fix things on her own!