As the kids left the line up I went straight to him and we talked about his hearing aids and where they both were. He handed me the two parts of one of the aids and then melted into tears so he wouldn't have to talk to me. He knew he was busted!!! Insert deep breathing exercises here...not so good to freak out on your kid while the teachers are watching.
While we were there I asked the audiologist for recommendations on a new "leash" that we might have better luck with since he has figured out if he just yanks on his current one it comes clear off his shirt and he can chuck the entire mess anywhere. Pretty much defeats the purpose of putting it on at all. She gave us a sample of Ear Gear pictured to the right. These fit over the hearing aids like sleeves and come in lots of colors but the best part is that the clip that attaches to his shirt has little claw teeth in it and locks into place. It works a bit too well when you forget to send directions for the teacher and she cant get it off even when he refuses to keep the hearing aids in his ears. So while the hearing aids dangled off their leash they were too tempting to be ignored. If you notice in the picture above there is a tube attached to the hearing aid. This tube is made of hard plastic and is not designed to come off but apparently Riley can get it off. The hearing aid I found at the bottom of the back pack was missing this key piece. Who knows if it will be attached to the green mold when that turns up??
So after this hide and seek game was over we headed out to Riley's ENT appointment that he was 15 minutes late for. The good news is not only are his tubes still in place but the hearing aid office is in the same building. We snuck upstairs and miracle of miracle they are able to fix the hearing aid and it will be all ready to go when we pick up his new molds next Friday.
Are you tired yet??? I am. Seriously I need to learn not to react when he does this stuff. It would sure save me a lot of energy if I didn't stress. I should know that these hearing aids have a life of their own and somehow keep on ticking. They have spent a night outside in the school playground, a night in our driveway inches from where Justin pulled the van in, lots of time under most of the furniture in our house, countless hours under couch cushions and the list continues. Oticon makes a really really sturdy product and I really should send them a letter to tell them just how amazing these aids are.
And just for a fun a couple shots from the kids playing in the snow this weekend. Loving my new camera!!!
|Riley was working HARD to push Rex over|
|Riley taking a little break under the trampoline.|