I Hear You, Boy

July 24, 2006 @ 12:10 pm | Filed under: , ,

Yesterday morning, while I was stumbling around in my pre-tea haze, Wonderboy asked for a Signing Time dvd. He watched for a few minutes and then shouted, "MOM! Nee hee ai!"

Me: Um, what?

Boy (pointing at ear): NEE hee ai, Mom. Hee ai!

His tone was loud and patient, the way people in comedies shout at foreigners as if they are hard of hearing instead of non-English-speaking. Oh, right. Hard of hearing. The light bulb went off.

Me: You need your hearing aids?

Boy: (laughs)

He’s always been astonishingly tolerant of his hearing aids, but having him recognize that he’d enjoy his show more with them in was a very cool moment indeed.

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    Ann says:

    I love the way you paint these small moments and share them with us. And I wonder who takes more delight in a conversation such as this one– Wonderboy, his momma, or the readers who are able to share in his amazing life?
    Thank you, Lissa.

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    Maria says:

    anouther touching moment! thanks for sharing!

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    Mary Beth says:

    What a cute story. It’s so fun to be fluent in “two-year old speak” isn’t it?