I'm a Hard of Hearing woman. My husband is deaf.
Most people think if you're deaf that you also can't speak, but that's wrong. Deaf people have a voice box too, they just don't always want to use it.
Some people think if you talk louder and slower that deaf people will understand somehow... Nope, that won't work. In fact, the slower you move your mouth, the less likely a lip reader will understand. And talking louder will not make a deaf person understand. They will just look at you like you're an idiot.
Just because someone is deaf - doesn't mean they can't read and write English too. They have a brain too you know.
I'm Ok. I hope you and your family are doing OK. I'm still in college and still working retail and still busy as hell.
Anyway, I'm actually leaving Gaia, I just have WAY too many things to do now and I'm not really even on this site anymore. I'll send you my personal E-mail address in a PM. I hope to hear from you soon.
I'm sure he'll grow out of that soon enough...or maybe not, but it might become more manageable. If you'd like to do more with life, maybe start taking classes at the community college, schedules are pretty flexible, some schools even have online courses.
Nice. Very nice. I'm moving soon too, although I'm moving to the other side of the county I live in so I can go to college...well a different college. Currently I'm at a 2-year community college. I'm transferring to a 4-year university in August so I can get my bachelor's.
Wow....sounds like quite an experience. Kinda reminds me of some of my own family problems, although those stories would be best saved for another day. I think that's a bit over-dramatic to take you to court over seeing the kids I don't know if she could take you to court, but I would be careful and prepare a strong defense just in case you get the letter in the mail saying you need to get your butts into the courtroom.
It's ok, sounds like you have your hands full...and sounds like a case of sibling rivalry is developing. Sorry to hear that your mother-in-law is bothering you. Although, I thought you managed to get away from her.
By the way, here's something interesting: If you re-arrange the letters in Mother-In-Law they actually spell Woman Hitler or Hitler Woman...depending on how you want to put it
Congrats on the newborn. I hope he and his older brother both grow up to be strong, smart young men. I haven't been too bad other than losing my mind (and hair) while attending to both school and work, but alas, those who endure will be rewarded. Also, everything seems to be getting back to normal around here. Back on the 5th of this month we had a historic snowstorm in the area and its really just starting to thaw out.
Maybe a few months after you have the baby, when everything becomes a little more stable you should go back and try to finish your degree or work on a degree. Taking classes at a nearby community college will get you there. It's the same education as a 4-year, only better tuition rates and more flexible scheduling. Plus, I think for most colleges it's too late to take courses now, but you can try for some summer or fall classes. Look into it.