Thursday, June 11, 2009


So, this was our car conversation on Tue as I drove the girls to dance class...

First, as we were leaving the house I was trying to call our friend BILL, to see if I should get him a ticket to the recital. So, Lindsi asked me who I was calling & I said BILL.
At the same time, walking out to the car, Jami is twirling & pirouetting, pretending to be BELLE.
Lindsi asked Jami what she was's the exchange:
Lindsi: Jami, what are you doing?
J: I'm dancing like BELLE.
L: You can't be BILL, he's a're a girl.
J: I'm BELLE...
L: But He's a can't be BILL...
After about 3 rounds of this discussion, I decide it is not going to settle itself & it quickly approaching the "are / "are not stage"...I fingerspell to Lindsi the difference in the words.

L: Oh.....I didn't hear the sounds right.

Immediately after I settle that, Jami let's out a big sigh & says....I'm FRUSTRATED.

Lindsi..perking up: WHAT?!
L: No you're not
J: Yes, I am
L: You're not even in Pre can't be a FIRST GRADER
J: I'm Fru-strate-ted
L: Mom...J can't be a first grader yet.

Again...back to finger spelling (while I'm driving) so Lindsi can see the difference.

L: Oh...I not hear the sounds right again....

Mom: You think?? Probably time for a new MAP (adjustment to the CI)

I try to have compassion for crazy drivers because sometimes you just don't want to know what else they are dealing with when they drive....=)


sandra said...

I can TOTALLY relate to this post. Just the other day I told Jazzie that she can be stubborn and she said: "I'm not sunburned"!

Mailia's Mom said...

CUTE story! :-)

Amy said...

SO cute!

Hey Deb, did you learn to sign after Lindsi became your daughter, or had you learned earlier? How did you go about it? Did you enroll in a class, or teach yourself? Sorry if you've already answered these questions. I just think it's so neat.

ourchinagirls said...


Oh how I can relate to this and my girls don't even have a hearing problem?!! There is always too much noise to try to decipher what is directed at one person and it gets lost in the maze of words. What a wonderful thing to be able to use sign language! I wish I could just speak English more better :)