i hate when my kids make me think
Natalie has found her calling in life.
She has been taking ASL (American Sign Language) for two years now and yesterday she announced that she will be continuing those studies for the rest of her school career and would like to eventually secure a job working with deaf children.
I'm taking her seriously this time, as opposed to her other dreams of playing in the WNBA or being the shopping cart attendant at Target.
Natalie asks a million question about the hearing impaired, all of which her ASL teacher gladly answers. Today, however, she had a question for me .
Mom, can a deaf person hear the voices in his head?
She was serious. She doesn't mean voices as in "the dog is telling you to kill your neighbor," she means your inner narrator, the voice that comes when you are reading to yourself or making choices in your head or cursing your boss silently.
I had no answer, but I have to tell you, it's been bugging me all day.