Saturday, April 19, 2008

Cold Cold Cold

That's all I can think about right now. I have to keep reminding myself that it is the middle of April. We had two soccer games today (and t-ball that we had to miss due to conflicting schedules). The morning game- kind of sunny, and mid-forties. No big deal. But by the time Em's game rolled around, the wind had kicked up and it was very overcast. And- 38 degrees. Big difference. We drove home through snow showers and hail.

We also REALLY need to figure out a way to keep her cochlear implant on her head. She had it go flying off at least three times. And, managed to lose the ear hook, which meant while the ball was still in play, she was searching through the grass. She managed to find it, but it took a few minutes. Meanwhile, the forward had managed to blow past her, and almost scored. Let's just say there were a couple of teammates who were not happy...... It's a huge aggravation to Em.

I think we will try a huggy, PLUS a sweatband. Other than a staple gun I'm just not sure what else to use. A ski hat might work, especially in this kind of weather, but during the summer (when we actually have sun, and it gets a bit warmer), she'd be really sweaty. Delaney solves the problem by wearing her hearing aid only (which stays on quite a bit better), but Emily doesn't have that option. So, we'll be experimenting over the next four games.

Huggy vs. ear mold
Sweatband vs. ski hat

I'll keep you posted......

6 comments:

Val said...

a staple gun would work...hmm, did you try www.soundcheckmama.blogspot.com she had an idea recently called a wave cap. Also if you google spandex skull caps..people use those too. Like football players wear under helmets sometimes. If none of those work, use the staple gun. (you're so crazy)

Val said...

P.S. I'M Sunburned, it's been nearly 80 here in Bama!(lovin' it)

Loudest Mom said...

I'm very jealous at the moment! Definitely not sunburned.....maybe a bit windchapped :) Yes :) We have a skull cap lying around. We'll give that a try also- and, as an added bonus, she'll look cool while she's looking for her implant parts.

Hetha said...

I'd have her get an earmold made and have the colors of the uniform swirled into it. Wig tape must be out of the question for a big kid, but it worked well for Ethan before he grew all that hair.

Rachel said...

I wear earmolds in both ears, and they work perfectly well when I'm doing rough activities. My sister uses huggies, and they work very well too. So, maybe either one of these tools should help! I also like the idea of using a sweatband too!

Loudest Mom said...

Thanks Rachel- We'll give both a shot :)