Sound is scary

“I’m too scared of haunted houses! I don’t like loud noises or the dark or clowns.”
My dad laughs at me. “Haunted houses aren’t even scary! I just walk through them. All my friends make me go first and they all have to hold onto me because they’re all chickens.”
I glare at my dad. “Dad, you can’t even say anything. It’s less scary for you because you can’t even hear the noises! You don‘t use your hearing aid!”
To be fair, it’s not just that he can’t hear the scary music and the loud noises, but he also has no emotions. I totally don’t mean this in a mean way, and I guess he has happiness, but other than that, he doesn’t feel much. And those are his own words. His idol is Spock because he has no emotions and he respected that.
He continues to tease me for being afraid of haunted houses, and I wish I could cheat like he does. My life would be even more amazing because I wouldn’t be able to hear all the scary things around me or I would be even more anxious than I already am since I wouldn’t know what was coming.


Learning to communicate

A lot of people question how I learned to communicate. And I know I’ve already talked about this, but I wanted to go into a little more detail about how I learned to communicate.

I obviously grew up bilingual, but I learned to sign before I ever learned to speak. I started signing before I was a years old, and although I didn’t know know very much, I would sign things like more, milk, and cookie.

Signing is something that I think is extremely important to teach children because they can communicate before they officially learn to speak and I think it’s important to spread another language at a young age. I plan to teach my children sign language and i hope that they will choose to continue to learn as they grow old, but no matter what, sign language is extremely important for communication even with hearing people.