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Pick-up Artist at the Grocery Store

Posted Jul 23 2009 10:35pm
Today I took a quick trip up to our local grocery store to pick-up some last minute items to get ready for our trip back home to Detroit (and to get my 4pm fix at the Starbucks in the store). In the self check-out aisle, I saw two young girls signing to one another. So, naturally, I decided to get in on the conversation!

I learned that they were twin sisters, one was hearing and the other deaf. They are 16, babysit TOGETHER, AND THEY LIVE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. I knew there was another family with a deaf child in our town, but just haven't been able to make the connection.

JACKPOT!

So, in addition to picking up snacks for the road, I also managed to pick-up some new babysitters. Who are fluent in ASL. What a great opportunity for Christian to work on his signing skills, and to be around a deaf teen. And what a great opportunity for Chuck and I to FINALLY get some dates in!
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