Paging through the 78 page Toys R Us Great Big Christmas Book that just came in the mail yesterday, Christian was totally engrossed in all the toys he was going to ask Santa for. I had to wrestle it out of his hands just to get the coupons off the front. He sat at our dining room table for 20 minutes flipping through the pages, and all of the sudden I hear:
"Mom! MOM! Look Mom! That Kid Has a CI Just Like me!"
And sure enough, on page 32A, in the ad for Crayola Magnetic Double Easel, a little boy, maybe 3 or so, has a green Nucleus 5.
I leaned over, took a look, and patted him on his hand and said "He sure does, just like you, just like your friend Jonah, just like your friend Sam, just like all your pals. That's cool honey".
I love how he is at the age where he is celebrating his magic ear. I love how his friends, both hearing and those who aren't, may not notice his CI and hearing aid, but if they do, they think it's cool. I love how is so confident and celebrates his CI. I know it's not always going to be like this. Until then, I'll take what I can get, and be thankful for companies like Toys R Us that celebrate our kids differences and include them.