This is what Jazzie has been saying a lot lately. She is suddenly very aware that she is different than most people. She is very aware now that she is the only deaf child in our neighborhood, the only deaf child at school, the only deaf person in our family, etc.
Her biggest issue this summer was that she wanted to be able to hear in the pool and just this past week she mentioned several times that she wishes she could hear in the shower or the bath tub.
"Why am I deaf and not Tahlia"? It's hard to answer. I just keep reassuring her of how special she is, how cool it is that she has cochlear implants and how proud I am of all her accomplishments despite the fact that she is deaf.
Just the other day she said: "It's not fair that I am deaf AND I have to wear glasses"... I decided to tell her then that her dentist has already told me that she is going to need braces when she gets a little older. I am hoping that if she is prepared for it, it might not seem so unfair to her.
Wishful thinking, right?