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Back when young ScaryDuck worked in the Dole office rather than simply queuing in it, he had to deal with a claimant brought in by his mum. She did all the talking. He was 40 years old.

Have you had to deal with over-protective parents? Get your Dad to tell us all about it.

(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 15:13)
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When I was little
I wasn't like my older brothers or sister. I was deaf, had a lot of jaw and head surgery, and balance of nothing.

Because of this, my mum wouldn't let me rollerskate or cycle past a certain point in the street, go to outdoor clubs or do anything that didn't involve me being in a carpeted room and reading. I was fully fluent at reading at 3 years old ffs. My brothers and sister could do a lot more stuff at my age.

However, at about 13, a St John Ambulance trip was organised for the cadets. I INSISTED on going. She rang up the super and gave him the lowdown on what I could and couldn't do.

He threw that out of the window, and my mum's perception of me changed when I went home with a medal in canoeing, one in abseiling and a certificate saying that I could cook.

From then on, I had all the independence that I wanted.

Oh, but she still tells me what it's like being deaf! She's done a deaf awareness course and thinks she knows everything.
(, Sun 13 Sep 2009, 15:26, 2 replies)
I do hope
that at a deaf awareness course the instructor stands at the front of the room silently mouthing what he's ostensibly saying.
(, Sun 13 Sep 2009, 16:48, closed)

Woo and Yay for the Supernintendo, and of course for yourself!
(, Sun 13 Sep 2009, 21:36, closed)

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