Within any group of people, I always assume that I'm the biggest jerk.
So it surprised me a couple years ago, when Owen's friends' Mommies said they were skipping classmate Jay's birthday party because his mother is so hard to take.
She really is.
But it isn't Jay's fault. So for the past two years, Owen has been the ONLY kid at Jay's party. The only one.
This past weekend was Jay's party.
And I managed to not tell Jay's mother off.
I told his grandmother off instead.
About so many things. Like their school using 'Too much sign language'. Seriously. She's angry about this. I did ask her if she was aware of the educational model which the school follows. She was not.
Also making her angry is Jay's speech. Which I think is fantastic for a kid who was denied any form of communication until he was THREE years old.
There was more. A lot more. I sort of lost it on her.
But. In my defense, I'm fairly certain she is too stupid to realize she was being told off.
Because after I finished with her?
She had me interpret for Jay.
So. I refer to Owen as Deaf Kid all the time. And his friends are the 'Pack of Deaf kids'.
'Cause that's what they are.
And people think I'm a jerk;
"Awwwww, come on. That's not nice."
Which just cracks me up.
A couple weeks ago, Owen was home sick. I emailed his Deaf teacher. She emailed back;
"There are eight Deaf kids out with the same thing!"
I love jerks.
Friend Sally gave Bea a bag of shoes that her daughter Mya had outgrown.
Bea's favorite pair are sweet strappy pink sandals which she was wearing the other day when Sally picked her up for a play date.
Mya threw a little fit about the sandals, whining and crying about wanting them back and it's no fair and so on...
Sally; "Mya, please stop. They don't fit you any more. And you don't want to make Bea feel bad do you?"
Bea; "I don't feel bad."
I finally caved.
After two months of watching Al fondle his own nightly, I caved.
And got myself an iPhone. Of course I fucking love the thing.
Though I do miss those cute little Blackberry buttons.
One teensy complaint; I wasn't allowed to simply grab a song from my iTunes and make it my ring tone.
And I'm quite attached to my ring tone.
So my first order of business was finding an app that would give me back my ring tone.
'Cause it's the best ring tone ever: