He Speaks!

Micah's Voice took a toddler-sized fit a while back and decided that it just wouldn't keep a charge. This was not so good, but we could at least use it while it was plugged in, right up until we couldn't. But the latter happened at a good time, just as we were on the phone with the company about placing an order for another battery. It was quickly determined that it wasn't the battery that was causing problems, but the unit itself that was the root of all problems.

Unfortunately, getting it back to the company for repairs was a very long and involved process. (Is this a shocker to anyone?) I needed to contact the insurance, fill out forms, secure signatures from therapists and doctors, and get a prescription from the pediatrician for a repair. (Am I the only one who thinks that is weird?) And just because nothing is easy, and I tend to procrastinate a lot, all this took me a month to pull together.

In that month, Micah was rather lost. He was Voiceless. He compensates a lot, and never shows frustration (bless his little wee heart!) but I know he missed that Go-Green Voice because when it was on the table to be boxed up, he glowed with excitement and ran over to tell us something. He was visibly disappointed when he still couldn't talk to us.

Poor kiddo.

His Voice arrived back from the shop this week, fully charged and repaired. We couldn't wait to show Micah, and were rewarded immediately with a smile that stretched across his whole face. We all waited eagerly - what would he tell us? What has he been wanting to say for over a month?

His finger reached out, it waved back and forth across the screen, he debated what to say. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised by what his first choice of words were.

DRINK

EAT

It's all about priorities. He is a boy, after all.

9 comments:

JennyH said...

Funny! That is what Max would say too! But it would be more specific... Pizza, Orange juice!

Glad he got it back. What a pain to get it fixed but at least it's done.

ModernMom said...

What a pain to get something done that is clearly so important! So glad he got his voice back:)

Wineplz said...

Thought it seemed quiet without his chatter. ;) Glad he's got his Voice back (and really? An Rx for a repair? Sheesh!)

Suburban Correspondent said...

Yes - I could have guessed that one!

Gina said...

I can understand needing a prescription, etc to get it in the first place, but it;s crazy to need that stuff to get it fixed!

Trisha said...

It is wonderful to hear that Micah's voice is now back in working order! You have to love a boy who has his priorities in order!

Roger said...

Too bad the company couldn't have just sent you a replacement, or is that not possible? Can't believe that you needed a prescription to get it fixed though.

utmomof 5 said...

So sounds like a boy :) You really needed a prescription to get it repaired? That is weird!

caramama said...

Awww! He just wanted to tell you whatever thoughts were going through his head. Of course they revolve around food and drink! I know my do... Wait, I mean I have very deep thoughts. All the time.