Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lemonade Stands and Nerf Guns.

It's 80 degrees at 4pm and all of the kids are out. The 2nd and 3rd grade boys set up a lemonade stand on the corner yesterday complete with a money box, signage, and even portable speakers for their iPod. The bigger kids, in middle and high school were playing basketball and lacrosse. Christian and Lily are the "littles" on the street, yet they always find a place. Christian manned the lemonade stand with his neighborhood big brothers and Lily proceeded to drive her little car up and down as my neighbors and I sat on the porch with some Sauvignon Blanc.

Lily cruising with one of big kids...
I love watching Christian just being able to be FIT right in. Watching him run and play and interact in games with ALL the appropriate social language (including HEY, DUDE!) makes my heart swell with joy. I love that both of my kids have such great big-kid friends that they can look up to and learn from. I love knowing that there's nothing holding back.  That's the miracle of the Cochlear Implant.

1 comment:

dlefler said...

I love it - it never ceases to be a miracle. Also? I want some Sauvignon Blanc. Oh, that sounds good right about now!