…every time Scott writes about our kids.
I call her name. No reply. Louder. Nothing. The dragon’s got her but
good and who can blame her? Can I really compete with such a wingéd,
scaléd green beast?
I try again and this time she looks up. I make the sign for “car,” and she beams, hops down off the couch.
The earth’s rotation wavers slightly from the sheer beauty of her in motion.
Overheard, Rose to Jane: "You know why I wouldn’t want to be Supergirl? She can never get her ears pierced!"
(Later, they decided that exposure to Red Kryptonite, just long enough for a needle to pierce the earlobe, would solve the problem—in its presence, Supergirl loses her invulnerability. Such are the weighty topics we discuss over Sunday dinner.)
Still trying to tidy up my archives. Here are the most substantive posts I’ve written about Wonderboy’s hearing loss:
The Speech Banana (hearing loss diagnosis)
Getting Ear Molds Made (a photoessay)
Practicing for Hearing Tests (games to help preschoolers in the sound booth)
Speech Therapy at Home
Newborn Hearing Test Advice
Sign Language (how awesome it is)
Learning ASL as a Family
Fun with FM (heh heh)
Expressive and Receptive Language
"Mommy, do you know why you will always survive a shark attack?"
"Because you never get in the water. You always stay on the towel with the babies."
I guess I can’t argue with that.
Little House fans won’t want to miss Sarah Miller’s interview with Pamela Smith Hill, author of the new biography, Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life. I can’t wait to get my hands on the book.
Sarah Miller is the author of another book high on my TBR list: Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller, about the fascinating Anne Sullivan.
Because it was Julie who introduced me to Scrabulous.
Online Scrabble. Free. You don’t even have to register. Need I say more?
Ah, but I will. Yesterday we had games going back and forth on our two computers: Rose vs. Mom, Jane vs. Mom, Dad vs. Mom. Everyone is out to get me!
There was also a Rose vs. Jane game on the living-room floor, the old-fashioned kind, not the virtual.
Rilla tried to make off with oxen, but we caught her.