“I Love You,” He Squealed, Part I of III
“I Love You,” He Squealed, Part I of III
By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved.
He squealed, “I love you!” at the top of his lungs, multiple times, before he was physically removed, gently and lovingly.
How did that happen?
The morning began quietly.
While running errands I had a store coupon for 20 percent off everything in a store. At the door, I was handed another 10 percent coupon.
For three months I had been looking for a robe for my hospitalized father and thought perhaps this national store might have one.
Men’s robes are hard to find – outside of Christmas, I am learning.
Within the store that did not have men’s robe I saw huge signs. I selected three items, and with two coupons, I went to the intimates counter. (Lines are always shorter.)
A couple was at the register; a youngster played with a small, yellow truck on the carpet.
A high-back wood chair sits near the counter.
I sat in the chair for a moment with the hangers in my left hand.
The youngster said, loudly, “Papa chair!” The couple near the child gasped.
I nodded gently and said, “I’m good.” I looked to the child and in ASL, American Sign Language, I signed, “Now Baby Bear chair.”
Raised the daughter of two educators, (mother with a degree in special elementary education, brother born “special needs”), I am comfortable and often entertained by such moments.
The boy repeated “NO!!! Papa chair!”
Me, voicing softly and signing, “Was Papa chair. Now Baby Bear chair.”
He gasped, picked up his truck (put it in his mouth). Then he walked to me.
He took the truck out of his mouth and kissed my left arm – a big, messy kiss.
I paused before wiping my very wet arm. I removed the items to my right hand. The items I was holding (on sale 20 percent without the two coupons) now were suspended in the air.
Then he blew a loud, large raspberry on my arm.
That’s when the couple accompanying the child stepped in.
They were mortified. Me? Not at all.
The man said, “I’m so sorry! We’re taking him out to be around people. His parents are getting a divorce – six long months! – both are deaf. They can’t find interpreters to help them in court. The case continues to be delayed. We’re helping our daughter. She’s deaf.”
Part I of III is posted October 5, 2011, on Monette’s Musings at www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
Part II of III is posted October 17, 2011, on Monette’s Musings at www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
Part III of III is posted October 28, 2011, on Monette’s Musings at www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
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