While on the phone this morning with my six year old child (who spent the night w/my mother) I said, "Ask Nanny if she needs more squash." She immediately shouted to another room, "Nanny, do you need more squash?"
So what? She is a deaf child, speaking to her mother via telephone without any assistance! That is independence, that is awesome! In fact I was the one needing assistance when she said "I have a bad cough." I had no idea what she was saying and luckily Nanny repeated the unexpected sentence. I thought she was saying she had a bad fall.
She loves to cook and help me in the kitchen. Today, we've already made brownies, and later we will tackle roasting a chicken, cooking a beautiful cabbage my mother in law gave me, squash, beans and who knows what all we'll cook up for dinner. I have plenty of help!