Thursday 04/04/91 – Birthday party

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, knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone, so she could track Hughan’s progress.

I hired a ‘ball pond’ for Vil’s birthday party, so I went to pick it up.

It is a big square pond and it has 2,000 balls that you empty inside.

The children jump on the side and then jump into the balls. I put it up in the morning and let Hughan jump on it which he thought was great fun.

Vil’s party went very well and he had 12 friends. Hughan joined in well and played musical statues and musical bumps.

He danced and copied the others when the music stopped.

(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 :) )

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