We tried storytime at a library we hadn't been to before, and ended up leaving because a few moms but mostly one in particular kept turning around to stare at DS' hearing aids. I'm used to people looking by now and even asking, but the nasty looks were new. Geez, are they afraid it's contagious or that I might ask their kid to play?

It'll only get worse with the external devices he has to wear with cochlear implants because most people have never seen those. What the heck am I supposed to say to these rude moms? Asking questions is totally fine, treating my kid like a person is fine, looking at us like we belong in a zoo or we might give your kid a disease is not.