My book, Confessions of a Lip Reading Mom, is dedicated to my husband and our three children. And for good reason. All they have ever known is a mom who must read lips to hear them. A mom who asks for sentence repeats. A mom who answers many a question with, “Huh? What was that?”
For all the missed words, whispers, and wailing, I’ve decided my kids need to know something.
I hear them more than I let on.
Ten Confessions of a Lipreading Mom
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #1: I have long conversations with my kids…while the pot of boling water on the stove goes unheard. #oopsie
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #2: I enjoy the sound of a recorder solo…with my hearing aids off. #truth #momlove
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #3: The kids love Spongebob, and I like the ‘mute’ button…and captions, too.
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #4: A child with sippy cup at his mouth says thing his mom cannot ‘hear.’ #LipreadingSippyCup
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #5: The best moments with kids are spontaneous. (Take THAT, Mr. Photographer…)
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #6: All moms need a phone chat with a good friend from time to time…hearing loss or not. I’m thankful for my friends and these phone chats. #SpeakSlowlySoICanHearYou
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #7: Sometimes the best therapy for a lip reader is a little nap. #Can’tHearYouWithMyEyesClosed
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #8: Barbie guitar performances are fun to watch…like, REALLY! #NoLipreadingRequired
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #9: Do moms get the day off on Labor Day? Hmmm…I’ll answer that after nap time. #LipreadingMomLovesaGoodNap
And My Most Important Confession…
Confession of a Lipreading Mom #10: I can hear my kids clearly…through my heart. #BeautifulCommunication
Readers—With Which Confession Can You Most Relate?