Friday, March 28, 2014
It is spring break this week in Louisiana so we did a few fun things. Scarlett's first birthday, visiting grandparents and great pop in Arkansas and went camping in north Louisiana. It's a place called Bodcau and it's quiet with a playground and bike roads so the kids can have a blast. Well it was mid afternoon and I noticed all the kids playing around the campfire but Coleman so I asked his best friend/cousin Georgia where he was. That's when she told me two teenagers had told him he was too short and laughed. Being a Christ follower I took a deep breath and asked God to calm my aching heart. Of course Coleman would rather die than tell me what was said. He's so independent and strong but I'm NOT! I marched up into the woods and asked politely as I could "did you say something to my son?" Which one replies "we never said anything about height!" Uh huh yep I hadn't yet either sugar!! So I say " well he has a form of dwarfism and is sensitive when two teenagers put him down, next time you speak you should think first" as I turned around their mom is starting to get out of the tent. I told her I was sorry to confront them but they had an opportunity to make an impression on my child but the chose to hurt him. The mom was polite and said she'd take care of them. I never do things like that but the quite sadness oozing off Coleman was too much. Don't mess with any of my babies!
Coleman has been asking "what?" After everything we say lately. I thought at first he wasn't listening or he was trying to get under my skin but I don't think that's the case. I called his speech therapist and she noticed the trouble too. I also noticed he's been reading lips. He fails the school hearing test every year but when we go to the official hearing test he passes. So anyway to to make a long story short, we are go to the evaluation center to get some more tests done. He is seven years old now, so would the hypochondroplasia hearing loss show up now? Does anyone else have experience with this? Let me know if you have! I love having my hypos support from other moms and dads.