Tuesday, February 7, 2012

More apraxia news

Here's a school essay Nea did recently. Starting sentence ... "The other night I saw a twinkling star. I closed my eyes to make a wish. I wished that …"

(Nea's writing, as written)

Mom had a baby brutr for me. Baby are cute. I want hem to play with me. I will halp hem got the toys. I like baby bos to slep in my rom. I wile want to haf a baby bruthr.
(Nea's writing, translated)
Mom had a baby brother for me. Babies are cute. I want him to play with me. I will help him get the toys. I like baby boys to sleep in my room. I really want to have a baby brother.

In completely unrelated news, Nea lost three teeth in the last week. She looks like a hillbilly. Photo evidence provided. For a child that didn't get her first tooth until she was 14 months old, she's catching up pretty well.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ugh. Book club.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Lord, I hated this book. Not only does it remind me of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, which I hated, but I just finished The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta, which also reminds me of Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk (aka Fight Club's author).

I'm over this genre. Which genre, you might ask? I don't even know what to call it. It's sci fi, with cold characters, religious cults, and general bullshit.

Edited to add: I just realized how nicely the recent controversy regarding denying transplants to children with developmental delays fits in with these books. Why make up this shit when the real shit is just as bad?