Thursday, December 8, 2011
I had a similar experience at the spelling bee. As we were all waiting for the bus to come and take us home, I sat on the bleachers. I was holding Sulmi's trophy and other stuff so she could talk "hands free" to the other students. A young boy entered the gym with his class to prepare for a holiday program practice. He came over to me and said, "Was there some kind of competition here?"
I said, "Yes, a Spelling Bee for the Deaf."
He thought a moment and looked at me with the trophy and said, "So did you win?"
I pointed to Sulmi and said, "That girl with the white shirt, signing with her friends, won."
He nodded a few times,but didn't dismiss the conversation. I could see another question was brewing and thought he was going to ask about deafness, but instead he said, "So, are you her grandmother?"
Ha! GRANDMOTHER, wow! I was not ready for that one :-) Do I look like a grandmother? My perception is that I am still more like a mother. Hmmmm. Maybe not.