Elisa's catch phrase as a kid was always "I can't hear you!" Obviously her hearing aids aren't perfect and sometimes it takes some focus to understand people when their far away but Ollies favorite game since he was about 3 is to just scream "SPONGEBOB SQUARE PANTS" after she says that every single time. They both think hilarious
What the hell, this is so freaking cute, how dare you?????
Okay, but Elisa playing games with people because of her hearing aids is the funniest fucking thing.
Because a) it just proves how smart she is, to even think of messing with people in that way, and b) she uses it sometimes to get back at the few people who’ve bullied her over her hearing aids before, and it’s the most perfect form of passive aggressive payback in the world.
I love the thought of Elisa at the kitchen table, doing her homework, while Ollie sits across from her colors while Sonny and Rafael are making dinner.
Which Elisa picks as the perfect opportunity to make her baby brother laugh by messing with her dads.
Now, she does have her hearing aids out at this point in the day, but Sonny and Rafael are close enough to her that it isn’t too hard for her to hear them, and Sonny and Rafael both know that, which is why they’re so confused when Elisa doesn’t look up when Sonny goes to ask her, “Baby, what do you want to drink with your dinner?”
And Elisa just goes on her merry way, copying her spelling words like she’s supposed to, and Ollie’s giggling because he knows that his big sister can hear perfectly well, too, right now.
So Sonny sighs, and shoots Rafael an exasperated glance, and says again, “Baby, what do you want - ?”
Which is when Elisa interrupts him by shouting, “I can’t hear you, daddy!”
Ollie is literally a giggling mess when he shouts back at her, “Spongebob Squarepants!!!”
And they both just literally dissolve into giggles, and Sonny and Rafael are just fondly shaking their heads at how silly their kids are, even though Rafael does chime in, “I told you we shouldn’t have let them watch that show.”