Friday, March 9, 2007

Improving or Worsening?

Jay Krieger presents a fun and short vLog and asks you if you think he has improved or worsened. Its probably a bad joke, but still a fun one.


Anonymous said...

Hahaha - never thought of it that way!

That's "funny", though. ;)

Here's a not so "funny" story... all of my kids are hearing. My daughter has problem with "r" sound and many people have a hard time understanding her when they meet her at first or not seen her in a long time.

When she goes somewhere with me - what do you think people reaction is?

"Poor kid - her mommy's deaf...that's why her speech is screwed up. Sad. Why didn't they help her when she was a baby?"

But if she goes with her dad (hearing) - they just don't think that way, but brings it up as common problem with some kids who have weak muscles in their tongue to work with "R" sound.

That ain't funny. :(

Anonymous said...

My younger brother had a horrible speech impediment when he was younger. Sometimes even our mother couldn't understand him, so I always had to translate. It's really really common for kids to need speech therapy. Don't feel bad. People probably arent' looking down on you.

-- Kate

Susan said...

hahaha that is funny! :)

Judge said...

Haha! You and I are similar path. Someone even said "Congratulations on your son's hearing!!"

I'll explain on my video perhaps tonight since I am about 1 hour away from leaving here for Atlantic City to participate the National Deaf Poker Tour.

Later dude.

ASL said...

Hahaha LOL!

Your second daughter is neutral.

Barb DiGi said...

How typical! When my son was born, he was given a hearing test on the next day then the audiologist from the hospital approached me with the result that my son failed the hearing test. Hearing people use negative terms when describing deaf children while deaf adults are positive about the idea of having deaf children.

I would love to hear more of your experiences dealing with three girls. Was it a challenge dealing with different schools and activities?

Anonymous said...

I have talked with my hearing friends about their hearing children. For what I have learned that many children do have their speech problems in the early age. Most of the children have spoken with the "W and R" sounds and words. They have their tongue problems. For instance, "Rater" which means "Water".

It is pretty common for the children in their early age.

White Ghost

Michele said...

That's true. One time I was carrying my baby son at the store, I was asking the salesperson for something, she immediately knew I was deaf and then she looked at my baby son and asked me if he could hear. I said yes, she said, oh my goodness, that is so great! I'm glad he can hear.

Oh my godness, I was disgusted with her reaction, she made it sound as if hearing people are the best.

I would like to hear stories about deaf parents raising deaf children, that would be cool!

Sabine said...

We've known each other quite a while now, and you're STILL telling this? ;-)

Delanne said...

haha...improving or worsening....i'd say you are well balanced! How about that? HEH!

Toby Welch said...

Haha! I have a friend who is deaf. His wife is deaf. He has three children, first: HoH, Second: Deaf, Third: hearing. Interesting.

Jessica said...

No way worsen or improve!! I agree with you. They all are special and unique in their own way despite what level hearing they have.

When my daughter was born and I had to stay at the hospital for two or so days now. One night a nurse shook me to try to wake me up. It was urgent kind of shaking. She put a paper at my face with a big grin on her face. Of course, I was still groggy and not catch on what she was trying to say. She said my daughter PASSED THE TEST!! Geez, she woke me up just to tell me that?! Of course, I didn't join in her glee. Obviously it didn't matter to me whether she was born deaf or hearing. The REAL good news to me was that she was born healthy and I had a very uncomplicated birth with her.

W.F.T. said...

Hey, you are a well-rounded father. You get to experience ALL of what deaf parents go through when their children are hearing, deaf, or hard-of-hearing. :)