2nd Grade Visit the Classroom day today! The older brother of a classmate asked Li her name, and then opened his eyes wide and said: “Oh, I’ve heard about you!” So of course I was all ears, thinking, hmmm, is she widely known as ‘that deaf kid’ or the ‘2nd grade ciborg’ or something? And then he said in hushed tones, “You’re the one who can read minds!” I turned to him and said “shhh, don’t tell anyone.” Heh. Now that’s an awesome rep for a 2nd grader.
Unfortunately he came over at the end of the session and nervously corrected himself “Oh, I didn’t mean minds, I meant lips!” Still awesome, just not as unique as mind reading, I guess.