Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Don't wake deaf children

If you've never read my story "When our kids go to bed" you can click here. That's about what we parents get away with after the deaf children go to sleep.

Here's the other side of the story. There's plenty of things I could list that don't wake deaf children. Here's what happened just last night...

Shower curtains-ROD AND ALL-do not wake deaf children as they come crashing down after bedtime. They do however send parents into temporary cardiac arrest. They do cause Moms to grab kitchen knives which are fully intended to to pierce flesh if we find someone breaking into our home. However, we were happy to find the rod and curtain down in the floor which probably fell because the little boy jerked on it too hard as he got himself out of the shower only an hour earlier.

Alarm clocks-set by children during pretend play the night before-do not wake the deaf children, only the exhausted Moms who had already been up fighting crime during the night who really needed to be up anyway but was given the glory of sleeping I thought.

Fire alarms-which I call the dinner bell-do not wake deaf children when tired moms drag themselves into the kitchen only to be distracted by laundry, blogs, and Facebook.

So, as you can see, we are blessed in our own little ways.


West of Home, South of Sanity said...

BTDT so many times with our boys!

Tricia said...

Thanks for sharing. I love fun random stories. My daughter has a hearing loss, and loves music. She only knows she can feel the beat much better with the volume at 20.