When my son was younger he would sometimes sign in his sleep the same way many of us talk in their sleep. This morning he was telling me in great detail about a weird dream he had and I got to wondering.
"Do you sign in your dreams?"
"Sometimes but in my dreams it is mostly brain talk. The brains just talk to each other."
So we had a great day and the highlight was going to see Cirque Du Soleil. Cirque manages to be not just a fantastic show but for the most part an accessible show for a deaf kid. My mom saw it last week and told me it was too loud but for us the noise allowed for him to feel the music through his body.
It is very visual and doesn't have much to interpret which is good because some of the acts were so scary I needed my hand free to hold his. The talent in that show is unbelievable. I knew when he saw it he would be hooked. He now aspires to be a clown or actor for the company (along with a novelist, graphic comic book author and artist, dancer , stand up comic and actor as a back up). I think that would be a perfect job. A lot of the talent comes from non English speaking countries so why not a Deaf person? He came home and ordered all of the Cirque movies from Netflix.
I like to get out in the world and show both of my kids life outside of the daily grind. Dreaming is so important for children in my opinion. I tell them both we try things first before we decide it doesn't work. If they can see all of the rich potential in life I think it will help them take chances and live a full life. Or at least I hope that will happen.