Today I took a quick trip up to our local grocery store to pick-up some last minute items to get ready for our trip back home to Detroit (and to get my 4pm fix at the Starbucks in the store). In the self check-out aisle, I saw two young girls signing to one another. So, naturally, I decided to get in on the conversation!
I learned that they were twin sisters, one was hearing and the other deaf. They are 16, babysit TOGETHER, AND THEY LIVE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. I knew there was another family with a deaf child in our town, but just haven't been able to make the connection.
So, in addition to picking up snacks for the road, I also managed to pick-up some new babysitters. Who are fluent in ASL. What a great opportunity for Christian to work on his signing skills, and to be around a deaf teen. And what a great opportunity for Chuck and I to FINALLY get some dates in!