"Saturday. We not yet doing something. What we do on Saturday?"
Plan. Go to Enchanted village. See Santa. Christmas laser show.
Owen sees pictures online and approves.
Thirty seconds later. Email. From Deaf kid support group (the ones who put this together).
Join us for Deaf kid party! At The Library! Treats! Games! Santa and Mrs. Claus know how to sign!! This Saturday!!
"Fuck them. Too late. Short notice. Plans already made."
"Yup. Fuck 'em. Shoulda sent invite sooner."
Owen sees his school friends outside of school not often enough. And other Deaf kids hardly at all.
Give Owen choice. He picks Deaf kid party. At his favorite place, with his favorite people.
Three days of self talking anticipation;
"Go to library party buddy? Yup! You like library right? All my friends there? Yup! Gonna be fuuuuuuuuuuun!"
Deaf Kid Christmas Party.
Deaf Kid love.
Run around. Wrestle. Superhero powers.
Waits in line to get face painted by 'Santa's Woman'.
Santa's Woman stops painting just as he sits down. Time to dance. Music LOUD.
Owen not dancing. Still crying.
Snowball fight! Yay violence!
Everyone joins in. Aim for Santa's Woman's head. I have good aim.
All done snowballs. Santa's Woman announces more face painting!
Owen happy. Races to be first. Sits down.
Santa's Bitch announces special visitor!
But wait. Santa is sick? Santa not coming? Stanley the Stupid Elf coming in his place?
"Present for you. Elf have. Need wait a minute."
Mighty Beanz. Superhero suppositories.
Kids play with presents.
Owen licks frosting off of four cupcakes.
Bitch paints his face.
Owen does not let us leave until very last friend has gone.
1/4 mile down road. Crying. Screaming. Flailing.
Hulk Mighty Suppository is MIA.
Crawl around party room floor.
Deaf kid Christmas miracle!
Find Hulk bean.
On our way. To liquor store.
Owen writes note to Bea;
"Rule: Bea can't not play with a beanz. Not play. Not play with her friends. Bea not play you game."
Is a jerk even when not making sense.