We are settled. It feels nice to say that. 95% of the boxes are unpacked – the rest probably will just stay packed since it’s sentimental type stuff. The walls are all painted except for the laundry and 2 bathrooms. There are even pictures and decorations on the wall. It’s been fun to unpack everything and find things long forgotten.
As I was digging through boxes of my old books, I came across a sign language book for children. I have no idea why I had it, I’m guessing it was maybe for a Girl Scout project long, long ago. I set it on the coffee table and the kids and I have had a blast learning signs for all the animals over the past few days. So much fun, in fact, they started asking me how to sign animals that weren’t in the book. Naturally, that prompted a Google search and I found ASL Pro, a site with a video dictionary for the American Sign Language. Once I found the sign for “lion,” they then wanted to know a dozen other words. I think we could have signed all day long.
Now, Little Miss wants to visit the “state where people who speak this language live.” I told her people who speak sign language live all over. I can see it now, everywhere we go, she’ll be on the look out for people signing, and she’ll go ask them if they want to go see the lion at the zoo.
All too funny a few years back Dad and I took a ASL class from a deaf lady. Dad’s remembered most of what he learned wish I could say the same. I guess we thought some day it might come in handy when we lost our hearing and needed to communicate. Maybe our grandkids will be able to communicate with us as well. LOL
I told the kids you and dad took a class. THey’ll practice on you!
You might tell little miss sunshine that we have lots of people here that speak that language. Just a short piece up the road is housing complex for the deaf and we have a deaf & blind school around the corner. Not uncommon to run in to lots of people in Krogers doing sign language. Something we will have to be looking for next time she comes for a visit.
I will tell her. She will definitely be looking for people now!