Saturday morning, early, before I'd been sufficiently caffeinated, Owen runs up to me and taps me on the shoulder;
He clearly has some important revelation to bestow upon me.
"When I will take my hearing aids off? I will be Deaf!!"
Saturday morning, post caffeination, I take the kids to swim lesson. We're early, and there's an unfamiliar family waiting.
Instructor Lisa arrives and with a gasp and hand over her mouth. I know. She'd double booked the time slot.
Her co-worker Ginny (whom we see every week and always comments on how cute Bea and Owen are; which Al insists is code for "Your husband is hot") happens to have a cancellation at that exact moment. And because we're just so easy going, agree to give Ginny a try.
How did we not know, in the six months we've been going to the pool, that Ginny knows sign language?
She's awesome and the kids have a great lesson. But signing skills aside, Owen is near tears as we leave;
"Can we have Lisa next week?"
So, you know that Owen was tube fed for seven years right? Well, you do now.
After years of not eating any food at all, then being coaxed into tolerating stuff in his mouth, and add to it the fact that his mother is one of the pickiest eaters on the planet, one would expect him to have some aversions when it comes to food.
One would be wrong.
He'll try anything.
This past weekend? After a trip to Trader Joe's? He tried and liked, no, loved;
Mushroom Ravioli. *blech* Three plate's full.
Lobster Ravioli. *gag* Ate the whole bag.
Seafood Stew. *barf* Wouldn't share with Daddy.
Shrimp Corn Dogs. *really?* Ate all six.
He also loves Brussel Sprouts, Asparagus, Broccoli, Green Beans, Cauliflower...it's not worth going on.
The kid will eat anything.
So. When this came home from school yesterday? I couldn't think of a better formerly tube fed Deaf kid profession:
"I gonna be a seafood chef."
I'm so pissed at how late I arrived to this party, as the second season is only available online until tomorrow, and I still have two episodes of the first season to go: (ETA! Second Season available on iTunes! $2.99 a pop! A deal I tell you!!)
Last night at work, I questioned a British resident of mine; Has she seen the show? Does she like it?
Does she ever. We proceeded to have the girliest chat regarding the hotness of Matthew:
Quite hot indeed.
The evilness and hotness, and gayness! of Thomas:
Indeed with the hotness and the gayness.
And *sigh* Lord Grantham
I daresay quite the sexy beast.
As Al is working late, I'm off to take advantage of the alone time and
drink lots of wine whilst I gobble up those last two episodes.
ETA: Bates! Cannot believe I left out this adorable nugget.