Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Seeing is believing (excerpt 'Raising Nick' re:mistaken identities)
Background info: immediately after seeing a braille sign....
Nick: Mom, what are the little dots for?
Me: They're for the blind.
Nick: the blind?
Me: Blind people cannot see.
Me: Well, sometimes people are born that way; sometimes they get sick and lose their vision (pointing at his eye); sometimes they get hurt in an accident.
Nick: An accident? Like when I leave my cars on the floor and it's dark and you can't see them and you sometimes fall.
Me: (trying not to laugh, semi-stern voice) Yes, like that. You have to pick up your cars or I'll think you don't want them and I'll give them to the church.
Nick: Mom- blind people grow up to be pirates?