The children (one in particular, but I’ll not mention any names) have begun to plug their ears when they don’t want to hear something. And we’ve been explaining that it is rude and unacceptable to do so when Mommy or Daddy (or another adult, or frankly anyone) is speaking.
Henry is a visual learner. I’m sure that is due, in part, to his hearing loss, but whatever the case, he is very observant. Let’s just say that the little freckle-faced, redheaded, four 1/2 year old boy is clever, very clever. He tried with the ear plugging, but the hearing aids still pipe in the sound to his ears. So the other day, when he was being reprimanded, he smiled, turned off his hearing aids and said
“Ha ha! I can’t hear you!!!”
So we then gave him the rude, unacceptable lecture, which seems to have taken care of the problem. As frustrating as it was at the time, in hindsight it is a little bit funny. I just hope he doesn’t say something like this to his teacher. I don’t think she’ll get the whole “little-bit-funny” aspect of things.
He gets that little-bit-funny part from me, you know. And also the very clever part. I can’t help but love him.