She is learning so much, and I am so proud of her. Noelani is learning a new language and finding her way around a new culture. She is so sweet and patient when she needs to be corrected. And it is usually fun to see this new world through her eyes.
HOWEVER, today I hope that she learned a lesson quickly. Noelani had her speech therapy today. After her therapy, her teacher told her to tell me what she had called her during their time together. Noelani couldn’t remember what the teacher was talking about. After a second, the teacher, with a bit of a chuckle, told me that Noelani had signed and said that she was “old”. She then went on to sign and tell her that her hair was old, her face was old, and her skin was old. The poor teacher told her that was enough, as she was beginning to feel rather OLD.
What could I say? After many apologies, I told the teacher that Noelani is also learning what is appropriate in America.
I had a talk with Noelani on the way home. I hope she understood, and I sure do hope that the teacher will let us come back. LOL