Hearing is important, can you HEAR me?
Learning to live with deafness and a cochlear implant
Friday, October 24, 2008
I can't begin to tell you the fun I have sometimes when I try to teach Max. Today we are missing school because Em is sick. So lunch is over and Max wants "cookies?" specifically "two cookies." So I try to hand him two chocolate chip cookies. He takes the first chocolate chip cookie but when I try to hand him the second cookie, Nope. He wants "black cookie". Me: "Oh, you want an Oreo cookie too" Me: "Oreo" Max: "No, black" Me: "yes, it's black but it's an Oreo cookie" Max: "No, black cookie" Me: "yes, but it's called an Oreo" Max: (Holds up chocolate chip cookie) "What's that?" Me: "Chocolate chip cookie" Max: "No, brown" Me: "It's a chocolate chip cookie that is brown yes" Max (Holds up Oreo) "What's that?" Me: "Oreo" Max: "No, black" Max: (Holding up cookies) "Black cookie.....brown cookie".
At this point he jumps/turns/runs away a la Spiderman.
Does this explain why I tend to ramble? Can you HEAR me?