Archive for July 2014

Tuesday 02/07/91 – Pretending To Drive

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress. 

We drew a bee on a piece of paper and played with it making a ‘buzzing’ noise.

We went to our morning play group and sewing.

Vil went to a friend’s house for lunch.

Hughan is so funny driving his imaginary wheel in the car. He was determined we were going to fetch Vil today. He was saying ‘O ome’(no home) shaking his head.

We went down the bumpy road today to our friends house and he said ‘um,um,um’ for ‘bump’.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Monday 01/07/91 – Bees

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress. 

We played with the Duplo (lego). We made the aeroplane and built up all the different sets.

The farm yard, the circus set, the dustbin truck, the tractor and trailer set, then we lined them all up. Afterwards we started playing with the house set and the people.

I went to my candlewicking class and left Hughan with Grace.

We took Vil to tennis in the afternoon. Some bees were after Hughan’s drink and I was making the noise of a bee and trying to show him that they would sting him and to be careful.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )