Maryanne smiled at that. It was sweet. So was the fact that he started to sign when he spoke. "I made a mistake with her, but I hope to fix it. I taught the kids to sign what they wanted to tell her, and I didn't think about... or the me that raised the older one, how important lip reading would be. I've got to start thinking about more than our family network." She didn't bother signing all of that, because Maria had all her attention on Steve.